ERIC Number: ED351673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-9
Reference Count: N/A
Language Development Component All Day Kindergarten--PIC Program 1991-92, Private Industry Council. Final Evaluation Report.
Johnson, Jessie; Morgan, Kathy
A study examined the effectiveness of the All Day Kindergarten-PIC Program instituted in the Columbus, Ohio Public Schools that provided full day instruction for underachieving kindergarten pupils. Implementation of the program was accomplished through daily instructional activities to strengthen and extend regular classroom instruction without pursuing the basic reading readiness textbooks. Emphasis was placed on activities which would increase language development and enhance those skills needed to be successful in first grade. Each of two program teachers provided daily instruction for two groups of pupils limited to 12 pupils each. Subjects were administered two locally constructed evaluation instruments. Results indicated that: (1) the program served 58 pupils for an average of 13.5 hours of instruction per week; (2) 31 of the 33 pupils who met attendance criteria had valid scores; (3) 80.6% of those subjects in the evaluation sample successfully completed 12 of the 17 items on a concepts about print test; (4) 83.9% of the pupils had parents who participated in at least one program related activity; and (5) inservice meetings received a very positive rating of 4.7 on a five-point scale by program teachers. Findings suggest that the All Day Kindergarten Program be continued and that consideration be given to the following recommendations: encourage greater parent involvement, provide more teacher inservice, and continue school visitations by the program evaluator. (Four tables of data are included; the Concepts about Print scoring sheet, the form for recording pupil attendance, a parent involvement log, a pupil data sheet, an orientation inservice evaluation form, and a general inservice evaluation form are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1