ERIC Number: ED222597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Banneker High School Program.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
The new Banneker High School Program was established in 1981 to provide a college preparatory program combining rigorous academic study with related community experiences for District of Columbia students. Evaluation of the program in 1981-82 was based on school records, interviews with school personnel, and questionnaire responses of Banneker's teachers, students, and parents. Data were collected on school characteristics; academic and extracurricular programs; teachers' background, training, and opinions about the Banneker program; students' background, experiences at Banneker and at schools previously attended, opinions about self, attitudes toward the school, and future plans; and parents' opinions about the school and observations about their children's attitudes/behavior before and since attending Banneker. Findings revealed that: (1) Banneker students scored above national norms on standardized achievement tests; (2) students were self motivated, had positive self concepts, and were confident about their ability to go to college and graduate school; (3) students regarded the Banneker program highly; (4) students identified difficulty of courses, amount of homework, and poor study habits or lack of study skills as hindrances to achievement; (5) teachers would recommend Banneker for academically talented students; and (6) parents were satisfied with the program at Banneker. Recommendations for improving the Banneker school program were based on the evaluation findings. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Planning, Experiential Learning, Extracurricular Activities, High Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Parent Attitudes, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, Secondary School Curriculum, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.