ERIC Number: ED355078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Bilingual and ECIA Chapter 1 Migrant Process Evaluation Report, 1992-1993.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
This report evaluates the bilingual and Chapter 1 migrant education programs in Saginaw (Michigan) for the 1992-1993 school year. The programs provided supplementary education and support services at 24 elementary schools, 4 junior high schools, and 2 high schools. With some student overlap, the bilingual program served 585 students and the migrant program served 673 students. Questionnaires were completed by the involved bilingual/migrant teachers, advisors, and aides (n=12). Results of the evaluation indicate: (1) staff members used various techniques in an attempt to build on student strengths and upgrade students' academic abilities; (2) 75 percent of the bilingual teachers served 90 percent or more of their bilingual students on a weekly basis; (3) both bilingual and migrant education staff spent the majority of instruction time in the area of reading; (4) the migrant education program allowed flexibility in instruction of the subject areas covered; (5) the migrant education program used both traditional and innovative means for evaluating student progress; (6) the results of the California Achievement Test were used in instruction and advising; (7) student load on teachers varied substantially; (8) aides and counselors needed more instruction related to all common Michigan Migrant Program Topics; and (9) school building space was inadequate for bilingual/migrant programs at eight schools. Appendices include information identification and eligibility procedures for bilingual/migrant students, a copy of the questionnaire, and questionnaire results. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan