ERIC Number: ED329799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Saginaw Adult Basic Education: Product Evaluation Report 1989-90.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
During the 1989-90 school year, 978 adult learners received basic and remedial instruction at the 19 sites of the adult basic education (ABE) program of the School District of the City of Saginaw (Michigan). The program's objectives were specifically aimed at adults who are urban residents from high unemployment areas, rural residents, members of minority groups, limited in English abilities, over age 60, handicapped, immigrants, incarcerated, or women with special needs. Six of the program's 11 objectives were met during the 1989-90 school year, a decrease from the previous year when 8 of 11 objectives were met. However, two of the program objectives--setting educational objectives for 100 percent of the participants who received 12 or more instructional hours and the standard of 15 percent of the participants being rural--may have been inappropriately high. The program did not meet its standard for student achievement. Only handicapped students met the performance standards; incarcerated, English-as-a-Second-Language, senior citizens, and regular ABE students did not. It was recommended that program staff should: (1) seek ways to provide services to homeless persons; (2) consider ways to modify program objectives that seem unrealistic; (3) determine what may have caused the extreme decline in performance among incarcerated students; (4) review the reporting procedures for accuracy; and (5) standardize classroom operations. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.