ERIC Number: ED259854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Washington State Johnson O'Malley Indian Education 1983-84 Annual Report.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
In 1983-84, Johnson O'Malley Indian education programs operated in 17 public schools and 2 tribal preschools in Washington state, serving 1,386 students with a budget of $222,421. The overall objectives of the programs for Indian students were to increase reading and math proficiency, improve the high school graduation rate, promote cultural and ethnic awareness activities, provide individualized tutoring, increase participation in extracurricular activities, provide incentives for special achievement, and encourage closer contact between teachers and parents. Evaluation of the objectives showed mean achievement scores (reported as Normal Curve Equivalents) up 2.6 points in reading and 5.8 points in math over 1983 scores. The high school dropout rate was 1.7% compared with 13% in 1983. Cultural activities were reported by 42% of the programs, a decrease of 25% from 1983. Individual tutoring sessions totaled 27,127 or an average of 173 sessions per child. Indian students participated in various extra-curricular activities including student government, band, and athletics. The incentive program for special achievement distributed 1,333 awards. Closer contact between teachers and parents was promoted by numerous activities including a 3-day workshop for parents. The report provides a directory of the 19 Johnson O'Malley programs and includes their specific objectives and evaluations. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Attendance Patterns, Cultural Awareness, Dropouts, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Federal Programs, High School Graduates, Mathematics Achievement, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Recognition (Achievement), Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Johnson O Malley Act