ERIC Number: ED231866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
1981-82 Evaluation Report of the Secondary Curriculum Improvement Project (SCIP).
The Secondary Curriculum Improvement Program (SCIP) operated at two levels: at the school-site level, schools were encouraged to develop a coherent plan for assisting teachers in the implementation of mastery learning in their classrooms; and at the system-wide level, SCIP focused on staff development activities designed to encourage the use of mastery learning techniques. The staff development model was implemented through the services of development specialists, who worked closely with both teachers and coordinators at the school-level. The specialists assisted teachers through a variety of activities, including 5-day workshops and school-based contact with teachers. Home study and the SCIP "management information system" were also parts of the SCIP design. The home study component, through objective based home assignments, provided for additional time on task for students who did not master a given objective. The SCIP management information system was a computer based method of providing feedback to teachers about the progress of their students on minimum skill objectives. Both of these components were based on the New Orleans Public Schools "Continua of Skills" and the "Minimum Competencies." Their use was determined by the teacher, based on professional judgement concerning the needs of the student. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Intermediate Grades, Language Arts, Management by Objectives, Mastery Learning, Mathematics Teachers, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Orleans Public Schools, LA. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Test of Basic Skills