ERIC Number: ED243910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-10
Reference Count: N/A
The Polaris Project: 1982-83. Evaluation Report. Technical Report No. 10.
Harmon, David J.
The Polaris Project was conducted with first year students in the Kanawha County Schools. This study was designed to support educational planning and decision-making through systematic evaluation. Data concerning three of the Polaris Project objectives were analyzed. These objectives included: helping students progress/achieve beyond expectations; reducing retentions at the first grade level; and reducing referrals to the Office of Exceptional Children. The results of this study indicated that, overall, the project did not achieve its objectives. Several recommendations were made for the successful accomplishment of program objectives. Appendices gave scores for students identified by the project, comparisons of high and low project success schools, Chi-square analysis of retention rates, and first grade retention rates by school. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kanawha County Schools, Charleston, WV. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.