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ERIC Number: ED338778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Preliminary Evaluation of Office of Academic Achievement's Programs 1990-1991. Report No. 91-4.
Swanson, Judy
Three programs sponsored by the Seattle (Washington) public schools' Office of Academic Achievement were evaluated: the Academic Achievement Project, Early Childhood Model (ECM) Schools, and Pilot Projects. Academic Achievement projects were designed to increase the academic achievement of at-risk learners and to decrease disproportionality. The ECM is a philosophy of early childhood education organized around a set of core characteristics. There were five pilot projects: two were building-based methods for restructuring schools; one focused on oral language and multicultural history; one was a computer-aided instruction system; and another was library based and encouraged parents reading with their children. Data were collected through interviews, observations, teacher questionnaires, and score analysis. The following were the major findings: (1) change was slow and gradual; (2) ease of implementation of the pilot projects was varied; (3) some classroom attitudes began to change; (4) there were no measurable effects on achievement gains or any reduction in disproportionality; and (5) there were substantial correlations between the level of implementation and achievement gains: as the level of implementation increased, achievement gains increased. The report includes four references and a table summarizing the data. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA.