ERIC Number: ED349690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Center for the Arts and Sciences: 1991-92 Student Survey. Evaluation Report.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Findings of a study that examined the situation in which minority students in an advanced arts and sciences high school program received low or failing grades are presented in this paper. Students who had been good students in their home schools received low or failing grades in the mathematics and science program at the Center for the Arts and Sciences (CAS) program offered by the Saginaw Public School District. Questions were raised by concerned parents about home school effectiveness and CAS accountability. A questionnaire to assess students' perceptions of the CAS program was administered to 301 out of the 376 total students enrolled in the 1991-92 program. Findings indicate that 90 percent of respondents were generally satisfied with their CAS experience, and the majority felt that their academic preparation for the CAS was sufficient. Most students, Caucasian and minority, said that they fit in well both academically and socially at the CAS. However, minority students earned lower percentages of A and B grades than majority students, and 21 percent of the black students were unsatisfied with their CAS experience. One table is included. Appendices contain a copy of a letter to the school board that outlined responses to parents' concerns, a copy of the questionnaire, and survey findings. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.