ERIC Number: ED238952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Title I Program: ELementary Reading and Math Program; Middle School Reading Program; NIE Demonstration Project; Language Arts Program. Final Evaluation Report for Title I, 1977-1978.
Heuristics, Inc., Dedham, MA.
Four components of Boston's Title I program (1977-78) are evaluated in this report: Elementary Reading and Math Program, Middle School Reading Program, the National Institute of Education (NIE) Demonstration Project (reading), and the Language Arts Program. Problems common to all four programs were limited inservice training and limited communication with parents and parental involvement. In the Elementary Reading and Math and Middle School Reading programs, training, supervision, and accountability of Community Relations Department staff were issues of concern. In general, administration and supervision of the programs were satisfactory, as were morale, materials, student selection, use of teacher aides, and operation of reading labs. In the Elementary Reading and Math Program, gains in reading were mixed, with students in Grades 2,5, and 6 exceeding the projected criteria, students in Grade 3 not meeting them, and students in Grade 4 maintaining their standing. Gains in math were large at all grade levels, far exceeding projected criteria. Large gains were also made by students in the Middle School Reading Program, while gains in the NIE Project were mixed. In the Language Arts Program, large gains were made by participants at all grade levels. Appended to this report are data on testing and on pre-post test scores for all four components. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Authoring Institution: Heuristics, Inc., Dedham, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)