ERIC Number: ED241614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug-28
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Evaluation, Title I Mathematics Program, 1979-80.
Schoenenberger, William J.; Tompkins, John F.
During the 1979-80 school year, the Des Moines Title I math program served over 1300 students in grades 1-8. Overall, the program met its objectives. The average percentile rank of students in grades 2-8 improved from fall to spring. Also, except for grades 4 and 7, gains exceeded the established criteria. Junior high school students' attitude toward learning became more positive over the year and for the first time junior high Title I students equalled or bettered non-Title I attendance rates. Motivation for the increased attendance rate may have been provided by the successful completion of student contracts. The instructional staff was successful in making home visits and personal contacts with parents during the first semester but not during the second semester. And finally, a random sample of parents indicated favorable attitudes toward the Title I program, although a need was found for improved communication between staff and parents on the selection of students and the purpose of the parent advisory council. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.