ERIC Number: ED189754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Minigrant Program for the Academically Gifted--Phase II: E.S.E.A. Title IV-C. Final Evaluation Report.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
The project involving one elementary and one junior high school in each of the six regions of the District of Columbia School System was designed to service approximately 300 socioeconomically disadvantaged students who have been identified as demonstrating or having potential for superior academic achievement. Evaluation of the project focused on three program objectives--establishment of projects, provision of technical assistance, and provision of evaluation of minigrant projects. Test scores, grade point averages, and attendance data of students were analyzed. Among findings were that instructional strategies appropriate to their students were implemented at 87% of the sites, that over 80% of the teachers attending staff development sessions indicated that the sessions were helpful or very helpful, and that the program had a positive effect on the reading of the second and third graders and on the math of seventh graders. It was concluded that: students eligible for the program have been identified as outlined in the proposal; programs with accelerated and differentiated curriculums have been developed and implemented at 13 of 15 participating schools; project management and evaluation activities have been carried out; attendance of students involved in the project examined has increased; and academic gains in certain areas were made by third, fourth, and seventh graders sampled. Appended materials include information on the Baldwin Identification Matrix and sample forms for program, student, and teacher evaluation. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.