ERIC Number: ED350370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Compensatory Education Product Evaluation: Elementary and Secondary Programs 1991-1992.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
An evaluation was done of compensatory educational programs in reading and mathematics in the Saginaw (Michigan) School District. The elementary Compensatory Education (CE) program is both a push-in format (grades 1 and 2) and a pull-out format (periodically taking students out of regular classrooms) that serves 2,045 students in grades 1 through 6. Also included is a pull-out Reading Recovery program for grade 1 serving 55 students and piloted in December of 1991. The secondary CE is a self-contained classroom program that involves approximately 772 students in grades 7 through 12. Also included is the Thinking Skills Program (TSP) for grades 7 through 9. The process evaluation focused on supportive services provided by the pupil service team and project success. The evaluation proceeded using structured interviews with eight key staff members, a review of logs for the pupil service team, and an analysis of the results of student test performance on the California Achievement Tests. Results of the Reading Recovery Pilot suggest that this program has promise. Data from the pre- to post-testing of CE students indicate that overall greatest gains in reading were made in grade 1. Grades 1 through 3 attained the performance standard in basic and advanced skills. Grades 9, 10, and 12 attained the performance standard in basic skills. Mathematics gains were the greatest in grade 3 (basic skills) and grade 1 (advanced skills). Included are 27 tables. Six appendixes, which comprise about half of the document, contain counts of program participants and technical information on program evaluation and administration. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.