ERIC Number: ED238953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Enrichment Program (Reading, Mathematics and Language Arts Programs). Final Evaluation Report for Title 1, 1978-79.
Heuristics, Inc., Dedham, MA.
In this evaluation report for Boston's Title I Elementary Enrichment Program (reading, math, and language arts) for 1978-79, reading students in Grades 2 through 6 are shown as equalling or exceeding the specified criterion for success. Grade 1 students finished the year an average of two months below grade level. In math, gains at all grade levels far exceeded the specified program criteria. Grade 1 students finished the year about one month below grade level. The students in language arts (grades 3-5) also demonstrated gains in excess of the specified criteria. Other positive aspects of the program were excellent administration and supervision, appropriate materials and supplies, the perceived value of the program among staff, well-received orientation and inservice workshops for teachers and aides, and the formation of Parent Advisory Councils (PAC) in all but three Title I elementary schools. Problems were that private (not including parochial) schools continued to exhibit lower reading gains; facilities were not always adequate; there was not enough coordination between Title I and regular classes; Title I instruction sometimes overlapped with other supplementary programs; materials were sometimes delayed and/or of poor quality; responsibility for instructional supervision of aides was unclear; training for aides was not necessarily specific to their needs; new Title I teachers needed more beginning assistance; and almost half of local or district PAC meetings were conducted with less than five members present. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Authoring Institution: Heuristics, Inc., Dedham, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)