ERIC Number: ED209369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation Evaluation Progress Report: Changing Enrollment Patterns under the Seattle Plan. Report No. 79-8.
This report on 1978-1979 desegregation activity in Seattle, Washington, charts demographic changes in school district enrollment and reductions in racial imbalance. Data are also presented on the number of students reassigned to residence based schools, retention rates for reassigned students by grade and race, and number of students participating in optional transfer programs. The report concludes that: (1) student enrollment declined somewhat, primarily among majority students; (2) the number of racially imbalanced schools was reduced; (3) nearly 4,000 students attended residence based schools, aiding in reductions of racial imbalance; (4) retention rates associated with student reassignment declined one percent for minority students and two percent for majority students; and (5) the availability of optional transfers appeared to reduce the impact of student reassignment on retention rates. (APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.