ERIC Number: ED354093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Prekindergarten Program Process Evaluation Report, 1992-93.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
By December of the 1992-93 school year, 433 children were being served by the Chapter 1 Prekindergarten Program of the Saginaw, Michigan school district. A process evaluation was conducted to monitor the program and assess whether the program was being implemented as planned. The process evaluation consisted of a half-day classroom observation in 14 classrooms. An activity checklist and observation instrument were used to determine whether cognitive, psychomotor, parent participation, and education activities were being carried out and to explore classroom practices and teacher behaviors for encouraging pupils' language behavior. Observations revealed that: (1) activities to meet the program's daily objectives took place in all classrooms; (2) a record of parent participation was maintained in all classrooms; (3) labels were posted on objects throughout the classrooms to assist in word recognition; and (4) teachers used language production and enhancement techniques. Overall, the program was operating as planned. Suggestions for improving some areas of the program are offered. Appendixes include a list of program participants, copies of the activity checklist and observation instrument, and a table listing teachers' use of language production and enhancement techniques. (MM)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education, Emotional Development, Formative Evaluation, High Risk Students, Language Skills, Parent Participation, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Psychomotor Skills, School Readiness
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1