ERIC Number: ED318547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Indianapolis Public Schools' Montessori Option (K-6) Pupil Progress Report. Volume II: Main Report.
Guynn, Stephen J.
Parents and guardians of children in the Indianapolis Public Schools' Montessori Option Program for kindergartners through sixth graders were surveyed. Parents and guardians were surveyed on: (1) the pupil progress report, which was used on a pilot basis during the 1988-89 school year; (2) the Montessori method; (3) strengths and weaknesses of the program; and (4) changes the program needed. The survey instrument consisted of a section on respondent characteristics, 32 closed-ended questions, and three open-ended questions. The five sections of the survey covered the evaluation key, report card headings and philosophy, report card delivery to parents and guardians, and basic principles of the Montessori method. The survey elicited parent opinions about the program. The households of 536 pupils and 50 school staff members in the 3 Montessori Option elementary schools received questionnaires. This main report describes survey methodology, reports results and conclusions, and offers recommendations. Related materials are appended. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indianapolis Public Schools, IN.