ERIC Number: ED251478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluative Overview of the Gloria Floyd Community School Academic Excellence Program.
Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Office of Educational Accountability.
The Gloria Floyd Academic Excellence Program (AEP) was designed as a school-based enrichment program for average and above-average students in grades one through six. The evaluation of this program involved discussions with the school administrator and program teacher, as well as a questionnaire-survey of AEP students, their parents, and regular classroom teachers. The majority of program students indicated that what was taught was important, that the instructional activities were enjoyable, and that they would like to spend more time in the program. From the students' perspective, participation in the AEP did not appear to occur at the expense of their "regular" classes in terms of keeping up with regular class assignments or negatively impacting grades. Positive impact was reported in terms of student interest in school. Most regular classroom teachers felt that they had received adequate communication regarding the AEP and that program design and procedures were appropriate and sufficiently non-intrusive with respect to the operation of their "regular" educational programming. A substantial percentage of responding parents felt that the amount of time students spent in the program should be increased. Parents were overwhelmingly supportive of the program design and procedures; however, a significant proportion felt that they would like more feedback regarding their children's progress. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Office of Educational Accountability.