ERIC Number: ED234129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Math through the Community as Classroom, Summer 1982. Annual Evaluation Report. E.S.E.A. Title I.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
This report presents evaluation findings for the 1982 summer cycle of "Reading and Math Through the Community as Classroom," a Title I funded program operated by the Division of Special Education, of the New York City Public Schools. The program was designed to provide supplementary remediation to 1,197 mildly to moderately handicapped youngsters, and incorporate community experiences and sports activities into reading and math instruction. Results of analyses of pupil achievement data and program interviews and observations indicated that the summer program effectively met its proposed goals. Nearly all of the program participants mastered one or more new skills in reading (87.8 percent) and in math (91.9 percent). Students were also reported by teachers to have made social gains. Program sites were well-chosen and staff were enthusiastic. During 1982, the program made improvements over previous years in preparation, implementation, teacher appointments, and transportation services. However, attrition and the need to recruit new students posed problems. Based on evaluation findings, it is recommended (1) that pre-planning be undertaken as early as possible to ensure optimal student recruitment, teacher assignment, and provision of materials and supplies, and (2) that difficulties with transportation be addressed, possibly by utilizing mini-bus services and by requiring pre-program trial runs. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.