ERIC Number: ED350156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
East Environmental Science Magnet High School: 1990-1991. Formative Evaluation.
This report presents a formative evaluation of the East Environmental Science Magnet High School in the Kansas City School District, Missouri. It presents data collected throughout the program's first year, including student demographics; program implementation information; achievement data; and perceptions of staff, parents, and students. An evaluation of demographic data show that East failed to approach the 60/40 minority/non-minority ratio guidelines by the required 2 percent in grades 9, 10, and 12. It is reported that site and classroom visits to East together with documentation of student participation in field trips, clubs/organizations, and recycling projects reveal evidence of implementation of the magnet theme of environmental science. A summary of the achievement test scores appear in table form along with clarifying information. Teacher and student perceptions of the program were mixed while parent response to a phone survey was positive. Parent, teacher, and student responses are presented in tables 11-13. A final section draws conclusions about the program and makes recommendations for program improvement. (MCO)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Achievement Rating, Administrator Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Environmental Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, High Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Instructional Effectiveness, Integrated Curriculum, Magnet Schools, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Demography, School Effectiveness, School Statistics, School Surveys, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas City School District, MO.