ERIC Number: ED256813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the 1983-84 ECIA, Chapter II Program Development for the Artistically Talented Project.
Goldinher, Martin R.
The Program Development for Artistically Talented Project (ATP) in the Dade County Schools, Florida, funded by the Education Consolidation Improvement Act, Chapter 2, was designed to provide technical support to the locally funded program for artistically talented elementary students through: (1) the development of a curriculum/program guide; and (2) special funding for additional contracted teachers and a clerical support staff. The local program provided 90 minutes per day, four days per week, of special instruction in music, art, or dance to 121 students, grades three through six, identified as talented. This evaluation was designed to assess the support project funded by Chapter 2 and limited aspects of the ATP program. Results indicate that most Chapter 2 project activities occurred according to program specifications. Survey results from participating students, their parents, regular teachers, and ATP school administrators were generally very favorable. While program teachers were satisfied with student progress, only one third of them indicated that they would like to remain in the program. Ten recommendations for program improvement are made based on evaluation findings. Appendices contain the participants roster, the five evaluation questionnaires, and a contracted services chart. (BS)
Descriptors: Art Education, Attitude Measures, Curriculum Guides, Dance, Elementary Education, Enrichment Activities, Federal Programs, Music, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, School Districts, Student Attitudes, Talent, Teacher Attitudes, Visual Arts
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; 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