ERIC Number: ED214709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Rough Rock Demonstration School Basic Skills Improvement Project. Final Report.
Educational Evaluation Systems, Inc., Mesa, AZ.
Rough Rock Demonstration School, serving 500 K-12 students on the Navajo Reservation, began its 4-year basic skills program in 1980 with emphasis on math and reading. The project called for impacting K-12 by the 4th year, with target grades for the first year being 1, 5, and 9, thus reaching primary, middle, and high school areas simultaneously. At the end of 1981 major process and product objectives were met, but the 1980-81 behavioral objectives were not achieved due to a combination of factors (primarily late implementation of the program). Administration and staff were supportive of the project. Spring/81 California Achievement Test (CAT) scores reflected their historic problem of extremely low scores. While many of the students surveyed had positive attitudes about learning, school, friends, and family, areas were identified where unfavorable student attitudes surfaced. Inservice programs were well received and served a useful function. Overall results for this initial year indicated that the project was successful and had definite potential for serving as a model for other Native American populations. The document contains descriptions of the four major constructs of the Rough Rock approach, monitoring activities, project evaluation design, objectives, accomplishments, CAT and survey results, inservice training, conclusions, recommendations, and commendations. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rough Rock Demonstration School, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Educational Evaluation Systems, Inc., Mesa, AZ.