ERIC Number: ED182071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills Learning Centers Evaluation. Final Report 1 October 1976 - 30 September 1979.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Detailed program descriptions and discussion of research methodology are included in this independent evaluation of the Basic Skills Learning Centers (BSLC) Projects implemented by Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) and Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWRL) and designed to improve basic reading and math instruction in nonurban elementary schools. Following an introductory statement of the scope and purpose of the evaluation, Chapter II describes the SEDL and SWRL-BSLC programs including materials, staff training and technical assistance components, and target populations (monolingual English-speaking students for SEDL, Spanish-speaking students for SWRL). Chapter III covers initial planning and development of the evaluation format, rationales for design decisions, and explanations of the methodological approach. Chapter IV contains extensive tabular and narrative analyses of test and survey data gathered during the evaluation. Program implementation and student test performance are discussed separately for SEDL and SWRL programs. Significant academic gains are shown for students in both programs. Chapter V discusses implications of the BSLC Project for future educational efforts, emphasizing the special features of bilingual programs. The appendices (RC 011 793) contain a wide array of supporting materials. (JH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Reading, Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Critical Thinking, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Learning Laboratories, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Rural Schools, Sequential Approach, Socioeconomic Background, Spanish Speaking, Tables (Data), Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Community Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.