ERIC Number: ED349089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Extended Day Program: 1988-1989, 1989-1990, 1990-1991. Summative Evaluation.
The Extended Day Program (EDP) (previously known as the Before and After School Program) was first implemented at elementary schools in the Kansas City, Missouri School District in 1985-86. The EDP seeks to provide a place for children of working parents to stay before and after school and to give students the opportunity to engage in academic activities in addition to those they undertake in school. Another EDP goal, as detailed in court orders, is to foster the district's recruitment of nonminority students. In 1991, a summative evaluation of the EDP was conducted, focusing on the six schools involved in the program in 1990-91. The evaluation covered: (1) enrollment and racial breakdowns for program participants; (2) a comparison of EDP participants with the schools' populations as a whole; (3) program implementation methods; (4) Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) scores of participating and nonparticipating students; and (5) staff and parent perceptions of the program. EDP enrollment tended to mirror the proportion of minority to nonminority students, averaging 60% minority and 40% nonminority at all grade levels and schools. Site visits revealed great similarities in implementation, with all programs offering a mix of academic and enrichment activities. On the ITBS, EDP students scored above the national norm and above nonparticipating students at all grade levels. Both teachers and parents had generally high levels of satisfaction with the program. (AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas City School District, MO.