ERIC Number: ED343655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Prekindergarten Program Product evaluation Report, 1990-91.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
Results of the 1990-91 product evaluation of the federally funded Chapter 1 prekindergarten program of the Saginaw, Michigan School District are reported. The purpose of the program is to provide inner-city 4-year-olds with an environment that will enable them to develop the skills needed for success in school. In 1990-91, the program served 466 children enrolled at 13 buildings. The major question addressed by the evaluation was: Did the program attain the objectives it set out to accomplish? To answer this question, evaluators used: (1) the Prekindergarten Saginaw Objective Reference Test to assess cognitive and psychomotor objectives; and (2) a Parents as Partners Sheet to assess the amount and type of parent participation. Findings indicated that the program met eight of nine objectives in the cognitive skills area and two of four objectives in the psychomotor skills area. All three objectives for parent participation were met. Six recommendations for program improvement are offered. Appendixes provide a list of the 16 program objectives, a list of program participants, and a copy of the Prekindergarten Saginaw Objective Reference Test. (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.