ERIC Number: ED342794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Student Performance and Attitude: St. Louis Metropolitan Area Court Ordered Desegregation Effort. Report Submitted to: Voluntary Interdistrict Coordinating Council.
Lissitz, Robert W.
This report summarizes an assessment effort that began in the summer of 1990 and completed its first year in the summer of 1991. It is the initial stage of a longitudinal study that focuses on the academic achievement and attitudes of students in the St. Louis (Missouri) metropolitan court-ordered desegregation program administered by the Voluntary Interdistrict Coordinating Council. Chapter I is a brief introduction that discusses the initiating court orders, a previous evaluation, and the structure that provided the guidance that resulted in this study. Chapter II discusses the evaluation design and data collection procedures, Chapter III presents the key findings, and Chapter IV contains steps for possible implementation in the next year. Data were collected for students in grades 4, 6, 8, and 10 for students in 16 suburban schools participating in the transfer program and all black students in the integrated, non-integrated, and magnet schools of St. Louis. From the 21 most important findings, several issues are identified. One of the most important is the attitudes of students in the transfer program. Until this study has been replicated over time, firm conclusions cannot be drawn. Nine tables and 16 graphs present study findings. Ten appendices present details about the study methodology and results, student writing samples, and survey forms and contain an additional 155 tables of study results. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Data Collection, Desegregation Effects, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Magnet Schools, Research Design, School Desegregation, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Suburban Schools, Transfer Programs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Voluntary Interdistrict Coordinating Council, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri (Saint Louis)