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ERIC Number: ED222597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Pages: 124
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.