ERIC Number: ED237619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Pupil Adjustment Project. ECIA Chapter 1. Interim Evaluation Report, 1982-83.
Halasa, Ofelia; Morton-Watts, Gwen
The Pupil Adjustment Project (PAP) in the Cleveland Public Schools is designed to develop basic social and academic skills among kindergarten pupils exhibiting special needs (but not identified as learning disabled or developmentally handicapped). The highly individualized instructional model involves extensive diagnosis, places strong emphasis on language development, and supplements the school system's regular half-day kindergarten. Services are provded in three formats: (1) Comprehension Center classes, each with 10-15 children who are transported to and from home daily and spend the entire day at the Center; (2) Adjustment Center classes, each with 10-15 children who are transported from their regular school to one of the Centers, receive approximately two hours of supplementary instruction in the morning or afternoon, and spend the rest of the day with their school kindergarten class; and (3) classes for individuals and small groups served by a PAP travelling teacher. In 1982-83, the project served 167 children and was effective in developing basic academic and social skills. Pre-post test results on the Metropolitan Readiness Test and on the Levine-Elzey Social Competency Rating Scales showed that significant gains were made by program participants. (CMG)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Diagnostic Teaching, Disadvantaged Youth, Individual Needs, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Kindergarten, Language Acquisition, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Research and Analysis.