ERIC Number: ED317407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Instructional Management System (CIMS) Science 1988-89. Evaluation Section Report.
Guerrero, Frank; And Others
This report is designed to help teachers and supervisors in teaching the New York State Elementary Syllabus in kindergarten through grade two. The curriculum emphasized a hands-on inquiry approach, and included both science process skills and content objectives. This is a report of the Comprehensive Instructional Management System (CIMS)-Science Program during the 1988-89 school year in three school districts. Implementation efforts focused on introducing the program to participating schools and assisting staff in using the curriculum and assessment materials. This involved support form central CIMS, district personnel, and school personnel. Cited as strengths were the CIMS-Science curriculum's hands-on approach, specificity, flexibility, and accessibility to teachers without strong science backgrounds. Criticism focused on the unavailability of manipulative materials and inadequate coverage or omission of some science topics. Based on the findings, six recommendations are made. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York