ERIC Number: ED350157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Nowlin Environmental Science Magnet Middle School: 1990-1991. Formative Evaluation.
This formative report presents data collected through the second year of full operation (1990-1991) of Nolin Middle School for Environmental Science, in the Kansas City School District, Missouri. The report focuses on student demographics; program implementation information; achievement data; and perceptions of staff, parents, and students of the program. The infusion of the magnet theme (environmental science) was evidenced in site and classroom visits and documented by student participation in field trips and recycling projects. Student questionnaires showed a trend toward positive perceptions, and the teacher and parent questionnaires revealed a dramatic jump in positive perceptions over responses from a previous study. These responses are presented in tables 11-13. An appendix provides the student perception questionnaire. Test scores appear in tables 8-10, along with clarifying information. A final section draws conclusions about the program and makes recommendations for program improvement. The recommendations include: (1) The continuation of efforts to keep communication open between administration and staff; (2) the development of a discipline code, and inservice support in this area; (3) continuation of inservice opportunities corresponding with teacher requests; and (4) district administrative aid with analyses of test scores and recommendations for curriculum and instruction revisions.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Achievement Rating, Administrator Effectiveness, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Environmental Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Institutional Characteristics, Instructional Effectiveness, Integrated Curriculum, Junior High Schools, Magnet Schools, Middle 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.