ERIC Number: ED353343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Pre-Kindergarten Program: Concerns for Utilization.
Brogan, Ray F.; And Others
An evaluation of a prekindergarten program was conducted to assess its merit and to assist in the formative revision of program activities. The program operated in a public elementary school in a rural area close to a metropolitan area. Classroom observations, telephone interviews with 25 parents, surveys of 2 elementary school teachers, and interviews with the prekindergarten staff provided evaluation data. Results indicate that the program enhances the social, emotional, and cognitive development of the students. Because only two elementary school teachers responded, their information was not used in final program evaluation. The parent surveys suggest a high degree of parent involvement and positive perceptions of parents about the program. The evaluation results will be presented to funding sources. The evaluation process provided several usable suggestions to improve the program, and it highlighted the need for more cooperation between the prekindergarten and the elementary school housing it. Two tables present study data. Appendixes contain the telephone questions for parents, the questions for program staff, and the teacher survey. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association (Washington, DC, October 18-20, 1990).