ERIC Number: ED246143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Integration Evaluation Reports: Appendix A. Year-Round Schools Sub-Studies, 1982-83. Publication No. 436, Part III.
Atwood, Nancy; And Others
This is one part of an evaluation of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Predominantly Hispanic, Black, Asian, and Other Non-Anglo (PHBAO) student integration programs. The evaluation is based on data collected from staff, students, and parents during 1982-83 at schools that are at least 70% non-Anglo. This volume contains the first of two appendices related to studies reported in the first two volumes. Appendix A, Section A, describes a sub-study of instruction in Year-Round Schools (YRS) in the district conducted during the 1982-83 school year. Chapter I describes the establishment of the program in order to relieve overcrowding in schools and provides a history of the larger study, which began in 1980. It also provides an overview of the sub-study design and objectives (to compare YRS student achievement levels with students on traditional schedules, and to define the nature of instruction in year-round schools). Chapter II presents the sub-study methodology, which targeted fifth graders, and Chapter III consists of findings and recommendations. It is reported that no systematic achievement differences between YRS and traditional students exist, and that the performance of YRS students tended to improve after beginning the program. Appendix A, Section B, assesses the attitudes of parents at YRS schools. Using a revised questionnaire, this study reports parent/student attitudes that are more favorable than those documented in earlier years. Section B concludes with a collection of supplementary tables containing response statistics. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.