ERIC Number: ED192304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Evaluation Design: Written Composition Program. Publication Number 79.24.
Washington, Thomas P.; And Others
This booklet outlines procedures for evaluating a school district's writing program that was designed to overcome the adverse educational and social effects of minority group isolation by improving the academic achievement of minority group students. The first section describes how the writing program addressed three of the school district's priorities for students in kindergarten through grade five: (1) student achievement in language arts, (2) student achievement in social studies, and (3) minority student achievement in all basic skills areas. The second section lists the methods proposed to evaluate the program, including commercially available tests, classroom observations, and teacher questionnaires. The third section discusses the two issues to be addressed by the evaluation: the dissemination of the instructional activities of the written composition program throughout the school district and the retention of certain aspects of teacher training in the program model. The remainder of the booklet provides a breakdown of the evaluation into specific skill areas and information on the dissemination schedule, information sources, data collection, and time allocation. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.