ERIC Number: ED346966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Summer School Program, 1991. Summative Evaluation.
Seever, Mark L.
This report evaluates the Kansas City (MO) School District's 1991 summer school program, which provided remedial, developmental, and enrichment learning opportunities for students. Sections of the report evaluate the elementary, middle, and senior high summer school programs. Each of these sections includes: (1) a description of the program; (2) data on enrollment; (3) a discussion of program implementation, including instructional methods and subject areas; (4) teachers', parents', and students' perceptions of the program; and (5) data on student achievement, including scores on the Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) tests and the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, grade promotions, and course grades. Teachers, parents, and students were positive about the summer school. Promotion rates and course grades at the middle and senior high levels indicated school success, as did Computer Managed Instruction data at the elementary level. More students enrolled in summer school in 1991 than in 1990. The principal reason for enrollment was remedial instruction. The report offers four recommendations for the summer school program: (1) increase efforts to enroll more out-of-district minority students; (2) implement a system for reporting how many out-of-district students who attended the summer school also enrolled in the regular school year; (3) initiate efforts to develop a CMI math program; and (4) continue to collect and report data on promotion rates for middle and senior high school summer students. Data are displayed in 25 tables and 3 figures; a table presenting data on teacher attendance at summer school is appended. (BC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment, Enrollment, Grades (Scholastic), High School Students, Middle School Students, Minority Groups, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Student Attitudes, Student Promotion, Summer Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas City School District, MO.