ERIC Number: ED336465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Commission's Memorandum on the Admission Processes for Certain Elementary Options for Knowledge Programs.
Davidson, Mary E.; And Others
This document describes the procedures required for applicants to gain admission during the 1986-87 school year to certain elementary school Options for Knowledge (OFK) programs in Chicago (Illinois). Elementary magnet schools and programs that do not contain a testing requirement for admission are open to students who wish to attend by transferring from their home-school attendance are and completing an application. The number of available spaces is estimated and categorized by race. Applications are categorized by race, grade, and sex to avoid in-school segregation. The enrollment of siblings and transportation needs are also considered. Applicant is interviewed to determine their potential for success. If there are more qualified applicants than available spaces, a lottery is conducted to determine which applicants will be admitted. Elementary "Classical Schools," which are sites for academically accelerated programs, and Gifted Programs require student testing for admission. The preliminary screening and the lottery process used by the magnet schools and programs is also used by the Classical Schools and Gifted Programs. In addition, applicants must meet criteria based on scores on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and other standardized achievement tests in order to enter the lottery. Two administrative memoranda; descriptions of the elementary magnet schools and programs, the Classical Schools, and the Gifted Programs; and a map of OFK schools are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills