ERIC Number: ED308036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
State Bilingual and ECIA Chapter 1 Migrant Process Evaluation Report, 1988-89. An Approved Report of the Division of Administration and Personnel, Department of Evaluation, Testing, and Research.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
In the school year 1988-89 the school district of the city of Saginaw operated two programs designed to meet the special needs of bilingual and migrant students: (1) the Section 41, State Bilingual Education Program; and (2) the ECIA, Chapter 1, Migrant Education Program. Both programs operated at 21 elementary schools, 5 junior highs, and 2 high schools. The Bilingual Program served 901 K-12 students, while the Migrant Program served 494 students, K-12. The State Bilingual Program served students whose primary language was other than English, or who came from a non-English speaking home environment. The Migrant Education Program served students whose families follow the crops or fishing industry and as a result the students experienced educational discontinuity. Although the programs' philosophies differ, the student populations overlap, because, in most circumstances, a student in the Migrant Program comes from a non-English speaking home. In view of this fact, the two programs cooperate by sharing the same staff, materials, and activities. This report presents the programs' evaluations for the 1988-89 school year. Evaluation procedures included: (1) structured interviews with advisors at their support service sites; (2) structured interviews with teachers at their instructional sites; and (3) classroom observations. The results were summarized into statements indicating one of the following: a program strength; a potential strength; or a weakness. Appendices include: (1) description of identification and eligibility procedures; (2) samples of interview and observation forms; (3) item analysis of the interviews; and (4) lesson elements checklist results. (ALL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students, Compensatory Education, Counseling, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Interviews, Laotians, Mathematics Instruction, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Observation, Program Evaluation, Reading Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1