ERIC Number: ED238201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
1983 Summer School. Final Evaluation Report.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
The 1983 6-week summer school program of the District of Columbia Schools provided remedial courses to elementary and secondary students in reading and mathematics, in courses needed for promotion and graduation, and in developing career and entry level skills for student interns. In evaluating the program, this report found that the average percentage of skills mastered in reading ranged from 33 percent to 74 percent. In mathematics the average percentage of mastery was from 16 percent to 53 percent. Passing grades were received by 75 percent of the secondary students, enabling them to graduate or be promoted. The student interns assisting as tutors were highly rated by principals, teachers, and students; the overall effectiveness of the program was similarly highly rated. The report's three recommendations cover (1) staff selection procedures, (2) tutoring and internship services, and (3) staff summer school preparation activities. The report recommends that the registration procedure be improved by including former staff in the planning process and that transmission of accurate and complete checklists to summer school teachers be made more efficient. Included with the report are two appendixes, one including the summer school evaluation design and the other including the 27 tables of data. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.