ERIC Number: ED359487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Grades K-12; Language Arts Grades K-5. Program Evaluation 1992-93. Focus on Program Evaluation 93-128.
Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Teaching and Learning Div.
The responsibility of the reading/language arts program is to provide quality instruction, materials, and assessment practices to a diverse community of students. The responsibility of the Supervisor of Reading/Language Arts is to provide leadership toward integrating all communication skills with focus on increased student learning. There is no separate district budget for the reading/language arts program. The program utilizes funds from the Textbook Budget and the Curriculum Development/Materials Selection Budget. The district improvement plan contains two goals that directly relate to the reading/language arts program: to integrate technology into the delivery of instruction throughout the district, and to examine and promote alternative forms of student assessment. The reading/language arts program has contributed to the accomplishment of the district mission in several ways. Reading placement tests results indicate that elementary students are progressing at their appropriate instructional levels. The following needs, listed in order of priority, will guide the direction of the reading/language arts program: (1) enhance instruction of emerging and developing readers and writers; (2) differentiate instruction for developing and independent readers and writers; (3) expand the use of performance assessment tools; and (4) make technology accessible to teachers and students as a tool for instruction and learning. (Numerous tables of data are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Teaching and Learning Div.