ERIC Number: ED250435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
E.C.I.A. Chapter 1, Part B. Institutionalized Facilities Program, Summer 1983. Final Evaluation Report.
Tobias, Robert; And Others
The 1983 summer E.C.I.A. Chapter 1, Part B Institutionalized Facilities Program provided supplementary career education and daily living skills instruction to 780 students residing in facilities for neglected and delinquent children and youth. Analyses of the pupil achievement data indicated that the program was highly effective: nearly all participants met the achievement objective of mastery of at least 75 percent of their short-term instructional objectives and over 80 percent mastered all. Analyses of the number of skills mastered showed that nearly all participants mastered at least one skill and 76 percent mastered three or more. There was a strong relationship between program attendance and student mastery. The program continued to implement recommendations from previous cycles for early pre-planning and, in response to a recommendation from the 1982 evaluation, hired paraprofessional educational assistants to help with individualization of instruction. Finally, in a continuation of modifications made during the 1982-83 full-year program, assessment of student progress was linked to ongoing instructional planning, which was expanded to include activities of daily living skills and career education. For continued effectiveness of this program, it is recommended that paraprofessionals be hired for all sites where staff feel that the addition of paraprofessional support would improve program service. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.