ERIC Number: ED338461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
State Bilingual and ECIA Chapter 1 Migrant Product Evaluation Report, 1990-91.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Through the Section 41, State Bilingual Education program and the E.C.I.A. Chapter 1, Migrant Education program, Saginaw public schools provide supplemental instruction and specialized services in 24 elementary and 6 secondary schools. In 1990-91, the bilingual program served 773 students, mostly Hispanic and some Laotian, while the migrant program served 749 children of migrant workers. Because these student populations overlap, the two programs operate as one. Product evaluation of the programs focused on student test performance. Students in grades 1-12 were pre- and post-test with the California Achievement Tests on a spring to spring basis. The local performance standard for the program was that post-test mean normal-curve-equivalent scores for each grade would improve over pre-test scores. For the bilingual program, the performance standard was attained by 58-75% of grade levels in basic and advanced reading and mathematics skills. For the migrant program, the performance standard was attained by 50% of grade levels in basic and advanced reading skills, 33% in basic mathematics skills, and 58% in advanced mathematics skills. The performance standard was attained in all areas by grades 3, 5, 8, and 12 in the bilingual program, and by grade 3 in the migrant program. Recommendations are made for improving the programs. Appendices contain identification and eligibility procedures for program participants, enrollment and test scores by grade and school, and a paper by H. M. Levin on accelerated schools as a strategy for at-risk students. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests