ERIC Number: ED241631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills Center, E.C.I.A. Chapter 2. Final Evaluation Report, 1982-83.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.
Basic Skills Centers in the District of Columbia's public schools are intended to provide supplementary, individualized reading and math instruction for 7th and 8th graders who are two or more years below grade level in those areas. This Chapter 2 program superseded an earlier Title II program and was implemented in 1983. According to this report, by June of 1983, Basic Skills Centers were established and operating in 100 percent of the target schools and served 1,445 students in reading and 999 in math. Although skills improvement objectives were not met, the data showed some improvement in those areas. The percentages of students who attained mastery varied widely from school to school, ranging from zero to 100 percent in reading and from 30 to 100 percent in math. These data suggest that achievement of the program's objectives is possible if the reasons for greater achievement in some schools can be identified and reproduced in lower-achievement schools. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Quality Assurance.