ERIC Number: ED349222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Paseo Fine and Performing Arts Magnet High School, 1990-1991. Formative Evaluation.
Brock, Sharon L.
This evaluation documents the progress made by the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts Magnet High School (Kansas City, Missouri) during its second year of implementing the arts theme. The evaluation covers four primary areas: demographic data, implementation, perceptions, and achievement. With the entering class of ninth graders during 1990-1991, enrollment at Paseo Academy consisted of the ninth and tenth grades. Total enrollment was 63% below program capacity, and approximately half the students enrolled last year did not return. Teacher perceptions showed moderate improvement in satisfaction with theme implementation and infusion; however, considerable dissatisfaction was reported in several critical areas. Student perceptions were indicative of increased satisfaction and involvement in theme courses and activities. Yet, two-thirds of the students did not enroll in theme-related courses. Parent satisfaction with Paseo Academy, the program, its staff, and their children's magnet experience improved considerably from the previous year. Test scores generally showed students scoring above district norms. Disparity between the scores of minority and non-minority students existed. A number of recommendations are made in the report, and an appendix listing arts-related activities carried on at the Academy also is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Kansas City School District, MO.