ERIC Number: ED335361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
GENESYS 1989-90: Selected Program Evaluations.
Selected program evaluations through the GENeric Evaluation SYStem (GENESYS) of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District are reviewed. GENESYS, implemented in 1988-89, consists basically of a database methodology assessing the school system's longitudinal databases and a set of computer programs using the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) to generate output on several variables for designated programs. In its second year, 1989-90, GENESYS included a wide variety of elementary school, secondary school, and kindergarten through grade 12 programs. Information on specified groups of students gathered through GENESYS concerns the following variables: student characteristics; achievement; attendance; discipline; grades/credits; dropouts; and retainees. In this report, GENESYS information is provided for: (1) bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language programs at all grades; (2) Teach and Reach supplementary reading and mathematics instruction in elementary grades; (3) the AIM High elementary gifted and talented program; (4) the Liberal Arts Academy for public middle/junior high gifted and talented students; (5) the Kealing Magnet School for high achievers in mathematics and science; and (6) the Secondary Honors Program. Eight evaluation summaries are presented in table form. Nine attachments provide operational details for GENESYS. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Software, Data Collection, Databases, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Magnet Schools, Program Evaluation, School Districts, School Statistics, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Supplementary Education, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.