ERIC Number: ED229452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Promotional Policies: A Parent Documentation.
This report describes the results of the United Parents Association's (UPA) project designed to monitor the effects of the New York City Board of Education's "promotional gates" policy of holding children back in the fourth and seventh grades, based on their scores on the California Achievement Test. The report was prompted by UPA's belief that a parent organization is likely to view such policy differently from the school board. Studied were the holdover history of the children in the classes; how the program was being implemented vis-a-vis class size, teacher training, etc.; parental involvement; attitudinal changes in children; and strengths and weaknesses of the policy. It is reported that the promotional gates program is providing services to children who have been held back and has kept its promises regarding class size, materials, and teacher training. However, it is held that the Board has not done an adequate job of future planning and follow up with students. Appended to the reports are tables of the children's grades, attendance figures for gates students and the entire school, teacher opinions, and sample questionnaires. Also contained in the report is a copy of an article critical of grade equivalent evaluations for Title I programs. (AOS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Parents Association of New York City, Inc., NY.