ERIC Number: ED237620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics Skills Improvement Project. ECIA Chapter 1. Evaluation Report, 1982-83.
Sullivan, Francis D.
The Mathematics Skills Improvement Project of the Cleveland Public Schools is designed to serve pupils in grades 3-6 (grades 3-8 in nonpublic schools) who have difficulty in acquiring basic math skills. The project provides daily remedial instruction in specially equipped math labs on an individual and small-group basis. Additional project services include workshops and inservice training for the project's math teachers; parent involvement; teaching technique demonstrations for regular classroom teachers; and the publication of a newsletter for parents and staff. Evaluation of the 1982-83 data showed that the project delivered services essentially as proposed. Grade 5 public school pupils surpassed their expected achievement gains, while those in grades 4 and 6 did not reach expected gains. Nonpublic school participants in grades 3-7 reached their expected level of achievement, but grade 8 pupils did not. In addition, parent involvement was satisfactory, and parent attitudes toward the project were very positive. Finally, although there was no formal assessment of staff attitudes toward inservice activities, a number of project teachers privately affirmed their positive value. (CMG)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Participation, Private Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Remedial Mathematics, Small Group Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Research and Analysis.