ERIC Number: ED326601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Pupils with Compensatory Educational Needs (PCEN) Summer Remediation Program. 1989 End of Year OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
The 1989 New York City Pupils with Compensatory Educational Needs (PCEN) Summer Remediation Program met or exceeded each of its objectives. The program comprised basic skills and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses, serving 12,785 students in 880 classes in the regular high schools and an unspecified number of students at 73 off-site facilities. Participants were either taking a course they had previously failed; or had failed a Regents Competency Test (RCT) in reading, writing, or mathematics; or had fallen below the State Reference Point on the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) Test. All classes were composed of 25 students or less. Evaluation information was gathered from staff interviews, classroom observations, and statistical data on the number of courses passed and the number of RCTs passed by participants. Sixty-three percent of the participants in the regular school courses passed at least one course, and 50 percent of the participants taking an RCT passed the exam. Students scored above the stated objective on the writing RCT and below the stated objective on the reading and mathematics RCTs. Quantitative data on the performance of participants served by off-site facilities were not available. Recommendations for improvement include compilation of statistical data on the performance of participants served by off-site facilities and inclusion of science and social studies courses in future programs. Statistical data are presented in two tables. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.