ERIC Number: ED198229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Implementation Study of the After School Program.
Carapella, Ruth; Mertz, Ronald E.
The St. Louis (Missouri) Public Schools After School program, which was implemented for the first time during the 1979-1980 school year, was designed to provide after school remedial mathematics and reading instruction to students in grades 1 to 8 who could not be serviced during the school day due to lack of space or program availability. Factors relative to the implementation of the program were examined for this report. Data were gathered through interviews and observations. The major findings were: (1) program administrators reported few problems with implementation; (2) the average reported attendance rates for October, 1979, through April, 1980, varied from 70 percent at one site to 91 percent at another, with discrepancies noted between teacher-reported rates and evaluator observations; (3) the attrition rate for the first semester was 18 percent, and (4) principals reported that there was little or no coordination of instructional efforts between regular classroom teachers and the After School teachers. Recommendations for future program implementation are presented. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Saint Louis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I