ERIC Number: ED233054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Summer Instructional Television Programs: 1982.
During the summer of 1982, the Atlanta Public Schools sponsored four instructional television programs. The courses were designed to provide remedial instruction in reading and mathematics for target first, second, and ninth grade students. Questionnaires were administered to determine the success of the telecourses based upon the extent to which students watched the programs and the general reactions of students, parents, and teachers. For ninth graders who registered for the reading and mathematics telecourses, a pretest and posttest were also administered to determine whether there was an observable improvement in their skills at the end of the summer. An analysis of the data indicates that the programs were well received by those who responded. However, an overall assessment of the telecourses' success was hampered by the following data collection problems: (1) only 14 percent return of parental questionnaires, (2) test information submitted for non-registered students made it difficult to identify the sample of students to be studied, (3) high attrition rate of students who were posttested, and (4) due to a revision of the mathematics posttest, no comparison could be made regarding students' performance in the mathematics pretest and posttest. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.