ERIC Number: ED257628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Report on Pilot Programs for Summer and After-School Instruction in Science and Mathematics as Reported by the State Board of Education. Submitted to the Governor, Lt. Governor and The Sixty-Ninth Legislature.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This paper reports on the evaluation of six pilot programs conducted in four Texas school districts to provide summer and after-school instruction for 2,084 students. The programs are described in terms of commonalities--cost, morale, transportation; and differences or contrasts--scheduling, cost, student identification, program philosophy, methods of instruction. An overview of the six programs is given in tabular form, with additional information in an appendix. Strengths and weaknesses of each are then presented. Guidelines for evaluation are also discussed. Four of the programs were based on instruction in a laboratory or field studies setting; the others featured instruction in learning centers and classroom settings. Enrichment instruction was the focus of five of the six programs, while the major emphasis of all six was on motivation and improving student attitudes toward the study of science and mathematics. In a brief conclusion, it is recommended that state funds be appropriated so that mathematics and science instructional improvement can become a reality in all school districts in Texas. (MNS)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Motivation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, State Boards of Education, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 201 East 11th St., Austin, TX 78701 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.