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ERIC Number: ED255198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
1984 Summer Instructional Television Evaluation.
Hayes, LaMarian
An evaluation was conducted of the Atlanta Public Schools Sunclasses program, which was designed to reinforce basic reading and mathematics skills of retained or administratively placed students in grades 1-4, through 10 instructional television programs aired during a 6-week period in the summer of 1984. Supplementary activities implemented to increase viewership and to assist parents in providing positive summer learning experiences for students included mailing of postcard messages to target students, Phon-a-thon computer phone messages suggesting a variety of activities, parent activity packets distributed through the schools, and inclusion of information on the program in a school information telephone service. Three indices were used to assess program viewership: a personal telephone survey, computer phone survey, and a school-based survey. Results indicated that students were viewing the classes; the parent activity packets were successful in providing parents with useful learning activities; and the procedures for disseminating the packets should be reviewed. The computer Phon-a-thon messages were not successful, with about 75% of the parents indicating that they had not received the messages. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.