ERIC Number: ED353097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
On the Move: Migrant Education 1990-91.
Rose, Janice; And Others
This report evaluates migrant programs in Colorado during the 1990-91 school year. Fifteen regular migrant education projects conducted by Colorado school districts and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), served 1,940 migrant students in 686 schools. Thirteen summer programs were administered in 17 schools and served 2,343 students. Migrant student participation in the regular-year program increased 29.3 percent from the 1989-90 school year; participation in the summer program increased 0.3 percent. Both regular-year and summer programs served a predominance of interstate migrant students (56.5%). The projects offered assistance to migrant students to help them succeed in a regular school program, attain grade-level proficiency, and improve their achievement in basic skills. The progress of the students was measured with norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests. Norm-referenced test results indicate that, with variations across grade levels, reading programs were effective in improving achievement levels while math scores dropped when compared to the previous year. Criterion-referenced test results for both regular-year and summer programs indicate gains in average scores for reading and math. Summer programs realized all of the eight measured objectives, i.e., students gained 2 months grade equivalent in reading and math during the summer as measured by the Brigance Inventory and 85 percent of migratory students demonstrated knowledge of career options. Of the five state objectives for regular-year programs, however, only one was met. Recommendations for the 1990-91 program were listed. This document contains 15 figures. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado