ERIC Number: ED208114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Product Evaluation of the High School Reading and Communication Skills Component of the Detroit Desegregation Court Order.
Moore, JoAnne E.
The goal of the High School Reading and Communication Skills Component of the Detroit school desegregation plan was to improve students' reading and communication skills. The program was an integral part of the English curriculum and employed instruction focused upon specific objectives at each grade level. Support services were provided in each high school by at least one reading specialist and one educational technician. Results of a product evaluation of the program showed progress toward the attainment of program objectives. Findings indicated that: (1) students in grade 9 improved their mastery of nine specific skills; (2) grade 10 students demonstrated increasing levels of mastery of reading objectives; (3) the decline in standardized achievement test results for eleventh graders that was evident between 1972 and 1978 halted; and, (4) in January, 1980, 81 percent passed the writing skills area of the High School Proficiency Examination. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.