ERIC Number: ED213798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Fresh Start Minischool E.S.E.A. Title IV-C. Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
The Fresh Start Minischool (FSMS) program was implemented for students at Frank Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., who had mathematics and reading deficiencies that made success and staying in school unlikely possibilities. The program involved individualized student instruction in four core academic areas (social studies, communications, mathematics, and science), and also provided teachers with inservice workshops to train them to work positively with low achieving students. A program evaluation, which followed the Planning, Monitoring, and Implementation (PMI) Model for Decision-Making, found that: (1) students showed growth in reading and mathematics, but their rate of gain did not increase; (2) the first senior class of the FSMS project had 44 students graduating from the experimental group, versus 16 from the control group; (3) of the 125 original students in the program, 39 percent of the experimental group and 70 percent of the control group dropped out of school; and (4) experimental students had normal self esteem. Project objectives, as well as outcomes and evaluation findings, are detailed in this report. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV