ERIC Number: ED222504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-14
Reference Count: N/A
Magnet School Program: Evaluation Report, 1980-1981. Milwaukee ESAA Title VI.
Bortin, Barbara H.
The Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) Title VI provided funds to assist in the voluntary desegregation of the Milwaukee Public Schools through a variety of magnet special school programs which would attract area-wide or district-wide enrollment. These special programs are located in elementary, middle, and senior high schools throughout the city. This report includes descriptions of the program selection process; the magnet specialties; the objectives; evaluation design; findings; and recommendations. Evaluation across programs shows progress in student achievement, parent satisfaction, increased multi-ethnic understanding, and better holding power as evidenced by increased attendance and decreased suspensions. The complete attainment of magnet goals depends, in part, on finding solutions to limited parent participation and limited student extra-curricular participation; expanding courses to serve K-12; providing special help for students interested in a specific course area but who lack an informed background; having alternate programs for students whose program of choice cannot be attended due to racial balance considerations; and limiting the testing of high school career mastery programs to students in higher level courses and discontinuing the exemption of high-achieving students. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance Patterns, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Magnet Schools, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, School Desegregation, Urban Schools, Voluntary Desegregation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Educational Research and Program Assessment.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Emergency School Aid Act 1972