ERIC Number: ED238951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Title I Program: ELementary Reading and Math Program; Middle School Reading Program; NIE Demonstration Project; Health Education Program. Final Evaluation Report, 1976-77.
Heuristics, Inc., Dedham, MA.
This report presents the summative evaluation of four components of Boston's Title I project (1976-77). Areas in which three of the programs, the Elementary Reading and Math Program, the Middle School Reading Program, and the National Institute of Education (NIE) Demonstration Project (reading), were particularly successful were administration and supervision, early program initiation, student selection and evaluation, and the perceived value of the program among staff and parents. Common problems were communication between regular and Title I teachers, and parental communication and involvement. The Elementary program had positive outcomes both in reading and math, although results were less consistent in the former. The Middle School Program produced larger gains than projected. The NIE project also resulted in significant gains. The fourth component, the Health Education Program, charged with providing supplementary health services, faced a number of problems, including lack of response from high priority schools, lack of cooperation from some school nurses, the inability to implement a parental training program, and concern about the possibly conflicting roles of school nurse and health team. Successes included increased numbers of referrals, excellent working relationships with some nurses, a large number and variety of services provided, and increased clarity of the role of the program among school personnel. Appended to this report are data on and statistical analyses of test scores. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Authoring Institution: Heuristics, Inc., Dedham, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)