ERIC Number: ED319207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the 1988 Summer Enrichment Program for the Gifted and Talented at the University of Northern Colorado [and] Making a Good Program for Gifted and Talented Children Better: Improving a Program through Evaluation.
Moore, Alan D.; Betts, George T.
The first of two documents presents results of a 5-week evaluation of the Summer Enrichment Program for the Gifted and Talented at the University of Northern Colorado. The program typically serves about 650 residential students (ages 10-15) in two 2-week sessions. Descriptive information includes the program rationale, student selection procedures, and program elements. Analysis of student (N=263) evaluation of the things they liked best indicated overwhelmingly positive attitudes toward the program with the most valued aspects being classes, dorm time, options, counselors, and friendships. Program evaluation by counselors (N=26) were also very positive. Counselors saw the social environment as the most important strength of the program and low pay their most prevalent concern. Program evaluation by teachers (N=36) was also positive. Teachers' greatest frustration was with the process of acquiring and preparing instructional materials. Administrators were concerned with hiring and pre-service orientation of staff. Specific program recommendations based on evaluation feedback are detailed. The evaluation instruments used are appended. The second document provides a less detailed summary of the same program evaluation. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: "Making a Good Program for Gifted and Talented Children Better: Improving a Program through Evaluation," was presented at the Annual Conference of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (7th, Jackson, WY, October 5-7, 1989).