ERIC Number: ED311140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Compensatory Education Product Evaluation: Elementary and Secondary Academic Achievement (A2). 1988-1989.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
The School District of the City of Saginaw (Michigan) operates a compensatory education delivery system in reading and mathematics consisting of two programs, Elementary and Secondary Academic Achievement (A2). The program was designed to provide direct instruction to 2,613 students in grades 1 through 12. The goal of A2 was to improve the pupils' reading and/or mathematics achievement. Instruction occurred primarily in small group settings outside the regular classroom at the elementary level, and in a regular classroom setting with a reduced number of students at the secondary level. The 1988-89 compensatory education delivery system showed an increase over the previous year in terms of the percentage of grade levels meeting the standard in both reading and mathematics. Overall, A2 results present a picture of a much improved program, especially at the elementary level; and the results look better than average when compared statewide. The results of the pre- to post-testing of compensatory education students indicate the overall greatest gains in reading were made at the first grade level, but that all grades attained the performance standard except grade 7. Mathematics gains were also greatest at grade 1, but all grades met the standard except grade 7. The findings of a process evaluation report were combined with the data included in this report to develop 11 recommendations for improving program implementation for 1989-90. Extensive statistical data are included in five tables and two appendices. (PJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Secondary School Students, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1