ERIC Number: ED211190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-10
Reference Count: N/A
National Evaluation of Head Start Educational Services and Basic Educational Skills Demonstration Programs. Project Report 6: Description and Analysis of Program Data: Basic Educational Skills Initiative.
Posante-Loro, Rebecca; McNeil, Judy T.
The sixth of 10 reports from a longitudinal, national evaluation study in which Project Head Start children and their parents were followed from preschool through the fourth grade, this document describes the process data which were collected in the spring of 1979 during one-week site visits to each of the 65 participating programs. Chapter I provides further information about the purpose and background of the national evaluation, presents and describes the conceptual framework for the study, and discusses the instruments and data collection procedures used. Chapter II describes an experimental program initiated by Head Start--the Basic Educational Skills Initiative (BES)--and the selection of local Head Start programs for participation in the BES demonstration programs. Chapter III presents and discusses the process data obtained on the 17 BES programs which were funded for the 1978-79 program year. Introductory remarks emphasize that the unique aspect of the evaluation partially described in this report is its focus on the relationship between program delivery and program effects on a national scale. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Curriculum Evaluation, Demonstration Programs, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Interpersonal Competence, Longitudinal Studies, Low Income Groups, National Programs, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: NTS Research Corp., Durham, NC.