ERIC Number: ED175966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-24
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Feasibility of a Grade Level Reorganization for the Providence School System, Phase One. Final Report.
Feld, Marcia Marker; And Others
The policy implications of proposed K-8 grade level reorganization in Providence, Rhode Island are explored in this report. Included are the following: (1) a survey of the current status of elementary and middle school organization, facilities, composition, and curriculum in Providence; (2) an assessment of achievement and social-psychological development literature of early adolescent students; (3) an assessment of the literature and case studies on the impact of grade level school reorganization; (4) information on the economic impact of grade level reorganization including per pupil costs and cost effectiveness; and (5) descriptions of potential funding sources for a complete feasibility study and an implementation phase. Specific variables about the current Providence school system are reviewed. These include grade level organizational patterns, student enrollment and composition, staffing, transportation, citizen participation organizations, neighborhood characteristics, and student behavior. Separate profiles are provided for each school in the Providence system. (EB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Change, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Feasibility Studies, Institutional Characteristics, Instructional Program Divisions, School Demography, School Organization, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Providence School Dept., RI.
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island (Providence)