ERIC Number: ED253026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-25
Reference Count: 0
Gifted and Talented Program, 1983-84. Report of Evaluation.
Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.
The report presents evaluation findings of a gifted and talented program serving elementary-secondary students in Des Moines, Iowa. A four-part evaluation design was implemented: structural interviews with students and staff; written reaction forms completed by students, staff, and parents; descriptive evaluation of a "culminating activity" (special project) for gifted and talented students; and a series of 16 process objectives designed to monitor the progress of program activities. Findings of each of the four components are presented separately, and a summary section is included. Findings indicate that the program (expanded due to increased funds) operated in an orderly fashion. Recommendations include the following: (1) staff assigned to work on activities specified in an individual's written plans should be involved in developing those plans, and (2) awareness of building staff about curriculum extension should be increased. Appended material includes sample interview forms and the Des Moines plan for gifted and talented education. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.