ERIC Number: ED262140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Institutionalized Facilities Program, 1983-84. E.C.I.A. Chapter 1, Part B. Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
In 1983-84, the Education Consolidation Improvement Act (E.C.I.A.), Chapter 1, Part B Institutionalized Facilities Program was sponsored jointly by the Division of Special Education and, for the first time, the Division of the High Schools of the New York City Public Schools. The program provided supplementary career education and daily living skills instruction to 4,503 students residing in facilities for neglected and delinquent children and adolescents. Analyses of pupil achievement data showed that the program was very effective in meeting its proposed goals: the large majority (88%) of participating students attained the achievement objective of mastery of at least 80% of their short-term instructional objectives within the expected period of time. The program was effectively implemented at all sites visited by field consultants. In response to recommendations from previous cycles, the program strengthened pre-planning. In addition, based on findings from the 1982-83 evaluation, career education for higher functioning students was expanded to include supplementary objectives. It is recommended that the program continue to emphasize short-term planning and ongoing assessment, continue to provide expanded, supplementary instruction to the highest functioning students, and explore the possibility of field trips to potential employment locations for students. (Author/KH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Education, Daily Living Skills, Delinquency, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutionalized Persons, Pregnant Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Residential Programs, Special Education, Supplementary Education
Office of Educational Assessment, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1