ERIC Number: ED256811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the 1983-84 ECIA, Chapter II Motivate and Stimulate for Excellence Project.
Goldinher, Martin R.
The 1983-84 Motivate and Stimulate for Excellence (MASE) Project in 10 Dade County, Florida, elementary schools was funded under the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, Chapter II. It was designed to provide academically above average students with enrichment activities to enhance their critical thinking and problem solving skills through direct instructional services of full time teachers. This MASE Project evaluation collected data through records examination, observation of project activities, student and parent questionnaires, and program personnel interviews. Evaluation results indicate that most project activities occurred as specified by the project proposal. Most project teachers found the MASE materials, supplies, and facilities adequate. Most project students and parents perceived the MASE program positively. Parents gave only moderately high ratings for the adequacy of information received on the project and their child's progress. Pretest and posttest results from the Developing Cognitives Abilities Test (DCAT) and the Ross Test of Higher Cognitive Processes showed substantial increases in higher level skills across all grade levels. Apppendices contain the primary and intermediate student survey forms, the parent questionnaire, and student selection guidelines. (BS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Office of Educational Accountability.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2