ERIC Number: ED331947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Progress Report on Three Chapter 2 LEA Funded Programs: SY 1989-90. School-Library Resources. The Educational Technology Instructional Television Fixed Services Program. Gifted/Talented Educational Program.
Stevenson, Zollie, Jr.
This document reports on the evaluation of the following three programs in Washington (District of Columbia) schools funded under Chapter 2 LEA (Local Education Agency) during the 1989-90 school year: (1) the School-Library Resources Program; (2) the Educational Technology Instructional Television Fixed Services Program (ITFS); and (3) the Gifted/Talented Education Program. The School-Library Resources Program focused on acquiring and implementing NEWSBANK, a microcomputer CD-ROM-based system providing access to information in over 400 newspapers, in 18 senior high schools. The overall impact of NEWSBANK on student achievement could not be assessed because the equipment did not arrive until the end of 1989-90. However, limited statistical data from the pilot project site indicated a high amount of student use. ITFS focused on improving the use of instructional television (ITV) to support the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), in-service teacher education, and production of live mathematics tutorial programs for grades 4-12. Problems with collecting statistical data at most sites prevented a clear assessment of program impact. The Gifted/Talented Education Program focused on coordinating programs at all junior high schools. Program impact could not be linked to measurable outcomes. Statistical data are presented in four tables. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.