ERIC Number: ED313173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Project SAIL, 1987-88. OREA Evaluation Section Report.
Jarvis, Carolyn H.; Zak, Eleanor
Findings of the evaluation of New York City's Project SAIL, an ungraded primary unit, located at Brooklyn's Public School 41, District 23, and intended for children 5-8 years of age, this report. Teachers reported that they found the first year of the program to be simultaneously exciting and frustrating. Over 80 percent of the teachers involved in the project believed that student achievement had improved and that they had noticed changes in children's attitudes toward school and learning. Most problems encountered by teachers related to their learning to work cooperatively with other teachers and to schedule the movement of children between classrooms. Although teachers planned a variety of activities to involve parents, relatively few parents attended. Children showed statistically significant improvement in social skills as measured by a teacher-administered Child Behavior Rating Scale. Although there was only a slight improvement in attendance, a larger percentage of children had an over 90 percent attendance rate in 1987-88 than in 1986-87. Kindergarten children scored slightly above grade level in language, and first-graders scored slightly below grade level in reading on the Metropolitan Achievement Test. Only 25 percent of second-graders scored at or above grade level on the second-grade city wide reading test. Recommendations for program improvement are offered. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)