ERIC Number: ED224682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Utah Migrant Education. Annual Evaluation Report, FY 1982.
Utah State Dept. of Public Instruction, Salt Lake City.
In 1982, Utah's migrant education program provided educational and support services to 559 K-12 migrant students in 10 six-to-eight-week summer migrant school projects. Instructional programs included reading, math, language arts, ESL (English as a Second Language), cultural awareness, physical education/recreation, career awareness, vocational awareness, and field trips. Utah's goal of a 2-month average gain by 75% of the students was accomplished by 88% in reading, 63% in spelling, and 63% in math. School transportation, a food program, and health screening were also provided. Migrant staffs received inservice training on how to present basic skills in a fun way, and yet meet the children's basic educational requirements. The Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) was stressed as an important program component and training was conducted as needed. Parent involvement in the program's planning, evaluation, and operation was emphasized. Seven directors received training on the organization and implementation of parent advisory councils. Inservice training for parents included a reading awareness program. Since parents present could neither read nor write, a special picture/sound presentation was made on how to help their children feel at home with books. This program met with great success and will be implemented, by request, during FY 1983. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Dept. of Public Instruction, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah