ERIC Number: ED257839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Literacy Pilot Program Evaluation Report of Results.
Still, Jacquelyn H.
This evaluation report discusses the computer literacy pilot program objectives in the Orange County Public Schools, Florida. The evaluation was designed to assess the appropriateness of the objectives; to determine adequacy of teacher preparation; to measure participating students' achievement; and to provide information to curriculum developers. The computer literacy curriculum for grades K-8 was pilot tested in nine elementary schools and one junior high school. The objectives of the program were divided into three major areas: computer awareness; computer interaction; and program/logical thinking objectives. Findings indicate that the curriculum guide was well received by teachers. Program objectives and activity sources were widely accepted as appropriate. Participating students had positive attitudes toward the curriculum and showed significant achievement gains over a similar control group. Districtwide implementation of the computer literacy curriculum is recommended for the next school year, with a more complete introduction to the curriculum and methods and with computer training available for teachers. Appendices contain teacher and student questionnaires, interview format, achievement results, and item analysis for pilot schools posttest. (DWH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Formative Evaluation, Inservice Teacher Education, Pilot Projects, Pretests Posttests, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.