ERIC Number: ED346721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Paige Classical Greek Magnet Elementary School: 1990-1991. Formative Evaluation.
Seever, Mark L.
The first implementation year is reported of a Classical Greek magnet program at Leroy "Satchel" Paige Classical Greek Academy (PCGA), an elementary school in Kansas City, Missouri. This formative evaluation covers five areas: student demographics, program implementation, perceptions of and attitudes toward the program, achievement levels, and the extended day program. Among the findings are the following: (1) theme implementation was evident; (2) most faculty believed that the physical education program was more extensive than at other elementary schools; (3) areas of teacher concern were the school climate, staff development sessions, and principal and resource teacher; (4) teacher-identified program strengths were athletics and arts aspects, teaching of critical thinking skills, and staff; (5) parents were positive about this first year, and most students indicated that they wanted to return the following year; (6) more than half the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills achievement scores were at or above district and national levels, but below the state average on the Missouri Mastery and Achievement Test; and (7) the extended day program's enrollment was different from the school as a whole, with a smaller percentage of minority children participating. Recommendations are offered regarding administrator/staff working relationships, consultation with faculty in planning staff development sessions, and increased parent involvement. (LB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, After School Programs, Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, Formative Evaluation, Greek Civilization, Liberal Arts, Magnet Schools, Parent Participation, Participant Satisfaction, Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, School Age Day Care, School Desegregation, Staff Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Values Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas City School District, MO.