ERIC Number: ED226925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
California Mini-Corps Evaluation Report School Year 1980.
Rice, Joseph P.
Using data obtained from external evaluators, teacher assistants, and coordinators, the evaluation examined the supervision provided by team leaders/coordinators; inservice programs offered for Mini-Corps students by team leaders; whether teacher assistants were serving identified migrant pupils and functioning at levels of competence commensurate with their training and skills; coordinators' job performance; record keeping and thoroughness of teacher assistant profiles and records; the quality of record keeping by teacher assistants to monitor migrant pupil progress; central Mini-Corps administrative and support services available for college coordinators; the extent of community involvement; supervising teachers' use of teacher assistants in compliance with Mini-Corps objectives; and work load of coordinators and teacher assistants. Findings included: the highest rated factors were the quality of classroom teaching experience, the overall quality of inservice training, and school and community acceptance of the Mini-Corps program; four areas failed to meet Mini-Corps standards (quality of college course work, communications with statewide Mini-Corps, effectiveness of the home visitation program, and communications with migrant education regional personnel); more teacher assistants were rated "fair or poor"; there were lowered standards of supervision; and self ratings dropped indicating that teacher assistants perceived their deficits. This report provides data supporting the evaluation findings. (NQA)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Involvement, Inservice Education, Migrant Education, Program Effectiveness, Recordkeeping, School Community Relationship, Self Evaluation (Individuals), State Programs, Supervision, Teacher Aides, Teacher Interns, Teacher Supervision, Validated Programs, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Compensatory Education.
Authoring Institution: Butte County Superintendent of Schools, Oroville, CA.