ERIC Number: ED355018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May-11
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Educational Program for Kindergarten through Grade 3 for the School Board of Palm Beach County.
MGT of America, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.
This study was designed to provide the Palm Beach County School District with an independent evaluation of the educational program for kindergarten through grade three. Chapter 1 discusses the study design and methodology. Chapter 2 reviews current literature on such topics as nonpromotion and delayed entry; screening, assessment, and placement decisions; parent involvement; school schedules, structures, and characteristics; and program descriptions and directions for school improvement. Chapter 3 examines the kindergarten through grade three program in Palm Beach County. This chapter includes descriptions of the organization and funding of such programs and the components of the current programs; an analysis of the original data collection for the current study; and the results of the study. Chapter 4 discusses recommendations for program improvement. Seven appendixes provide: (1) procedures for school visits by evaluators; (2) correspondence and surveys used with principals, teachers, and parents, along with results; (3) correspondence and surveys for students, along with results; (4) a pamphlet on appropriate education for primary grades; (5) a list of school district documents reviewed; (6) a description of model primary programs; and (7) a report on the extended school concept. Twenty-five resource persons in Florida are provided, with addresses. Exemplary programs in six Florida counties are listed. (Contains 32 annotated print citations.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Palm Beach County Public Schools, FL.
Authoring Institution: MGT of America, Inc., Tallahassee, FL.