ERIC Number: ED241615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-24
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Evaluation, Title I Mathematics Program, 1980-81.
Schoenenberger, William J.; Tompkins, John F.
The Title I math program in Des Moines served 1483 students in grades 1-8, during the school year 1980-81. During this same year, the elementary program was identified by the National Dissemination Review Board as an exemplary program, indicating that it is effective and able to be replicated in other districts. The program had an impact on students' academic achievement, as evidenced by the improvement in average percentile rank from fall to spring. All grades except the fourth surpassed the established criteria. Secondary students indicated a more positive attitude toward learning at the end of the school year, as measured on an attitude instrument. They also had a better attendance rate than non-Title I students and completed the minimum required number of individual contracts. The elementary staff was successful in making personal contacts with parents the first semester. Secondary teachers did not achieve the objective but they did improve the percentage of parent contacts as compared with the previous year. Finally, parents indicated a favorable attitude toward the Title I program. (Author/CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.