ERIC Number: ED312241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Power of Positive Students (POPS) Instructional Program: Evaluation of Pilot Program January to May 1988.
West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
During the 1987-88 school year, the Second Generation Power of Positive Students (POPS) Multimedia Program was piloted in the West Virginia public schools, grades kindergarten through four. The program consists of eight videocassettes. Six of the eight were filmed in six West Virginia public schools using actual principals, teachers, and students. The program emphasizes self-awareness, goals and expectations, enthusiasm and coping skills and is divided into four modules, each focusing on major components of self-esteem. The research design for the program evaluation involved 24 experimental schools and 24 control schools. Affective and cognitive assessment instruments were developed and administered as pretests and postests to both the experimental and control groups. In addition, feedback was obtained from teachers and principals via surveys. This report describes the evaluation of the program, explains the evaluation activities and conclusions, and also makes recommendations for future development of the program. The measuring instruments and surveys used in the evaluation are appended. A 21-item bibliography is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.