ERIC Number: ED241613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-11
Reference Count: N/A
Title I, ESEA, Compensatory Mathematics Program, Submitted to Joint Dissemination Review Panel (N.I.E. and U.S.O.E.).
Des Moines Public Schools, IA.
In fiscal years 1978 and 1979 the Des Moines Title I math program served approximately 1100 students in 23 elementary schools. The program which used supplementary small group instruction for students in grades 2-6 who were performing below expected levels, had five components: (1) a management system guide; (2) individual student educational plan forms; (3) two resource books, one containing teaching strategies, the other keying commercial learning materials to the program's learning objectives; (4) two parent communication guides, one for parent use and one for teacher use; and (5) inservice materials. In FY 1978 and FY 1979 all the program's objectives were met, and the average gains for both fiscal years were greater than the gains for all other districts in Iowa. The continued successful results of the program, and the fact that its five components (developed for use in a system with diverse organizational settings and a variety of basal texts) are readily exportable, suggests that the program could be widely generalizable to educationally disadvantaged students in other school districts. It has, in fact, already been replicated in a number of other districts. To support the above points, the report presents information on the program's instructional and administrative sides, student selection methods, parent involvement, inservice activities, and replication. Evidence of the program's effectiveness is also presented. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.