ERIC Number: ED262943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Education Program. 1984 Annual Evaluation Report.
Robertson, James M.
In Fiscal Year 1984 Louisiana's allotment for the education of children of migratory workers ($6,334,119) was used to conduct 39 regular school term programs and 14 summer school programs. An estimated 13,059 migrant children were served during the 1983-84 school year. Of all migrant children enrolled in Louisiana schools, 78.5% received services beyond the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS)--57.6% received instructional services, 44.3% received health and other support services, and 50.3% of the limited-English-speaking students received English-as-a-second language instruction. At the state level, staff attended and conducted inservice training meetings, published a newsletter with a circulation of over 900, conducted 3 State Parent Advisory Council meetings, and participated in numerous cooperative projects with other states. The program met its three highest priority goals: increasing basic skill performance of migrant students, providing inservice training and technical assistance to migrant program personnel, and improving continuity of educational experiences and support services for migrant students. In the future Louisiana's Migrant Education Program should use the Louisiana Migrant Criterion-Referenced Tests primarily as diagnostic tools, improve assistance to secondary students, and find various ways of involving parents--especially rural parents. Appendices include the state's migrant eligibility form and local program evaluation questionnaire and checklist. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Agency Cooperation, Compensatory Education, County School Districts, Developmental Continuity, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Inservice Education, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Rural Education, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Summer Programs, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Migrant Education.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana