ERIC Number: ED326351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
State Bilingual and ECIA Chapter 1 Migrant Product Evaluation Report, 1989-90.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
This report describes two programs in Saginaw, Michigan, that are designed to meet the special education needs of bilingual and migrant students. The focus of the report is a product evaluation using the results of students' test performance. The Section 41 State Bilingual Education Program and the Chapter 1 Migrant Education Program operated at 21 elementary schools, 4 junior high schools, and 2 high schools. The state bilingual program served approximately 709 students during the 1989-90 school year with reading instruction, instruction in other basic skills, and counseling services. The migrant program, largely in cooperation with the bilingual program, served 775 K-12 students. The California Achievement Tests (CAT) served as evaluation instruments for these students. The attainment of the performance standard by program, subject, and grade is presented. Mean posttest Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) scores showed improvement over pretest NCE scores. K-12 students were pre- and post-tested to determine their achievement in reading and mathematics, as required by the funding sources. The CAT evaluation also looked specifically at fulfillment of the elementary-level reading comprehension objectives. Test results indicate a bilingual-program increase in the percentage of grade levels meeting reading and mathematics performance standards over the previous year. The migrant results show a decrease from the previous year in reading and an increase in math. The following program improvements are recommended: (1) reduced variations among building sites; (2) better program monitoring; (3) lower student-to-staff ratios; (4) improved consistency in the secondary-level advisor program; and (5) more parent-related activities. The document includes 5 appendices and 17 tables, most of which are found in the appendixes. (TES)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Achievement, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Pretests Posttests, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Student Improvement, Supplementary Education, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests