ERIC Number: ED363415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) Preschool Programs. Third Party Evaluation. Final Report.
Peck, Claudia J.; Bridge, Connie
The Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) Preschool Programs is a comprehensive early childhood educational delivery system that provides developmentally appropriate practices to children, integrated services to families, and interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration among organizations serving young children in Kentucky. This report evaluates the preschool program that targets 4-year-old children from low-income families and children ages 3 or 4 with a disabling condition. A cost benefits evaluation examined whether the funding amounts and methods associated with the programs were sufficient and appropriate, and the nature of projected future cost factors affecting the program. A student outcomes evaluation investigated the extent of improvement in student total development and outcomes, and identified other areas of effect. A programmatic components evaluation examined whether the components required by KERA were effectively implemented and what overall improvements must be made to achieve optimum success. Summaries, conclusions, and recommendations are included for each area of evaluation. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Human Environmental Sciences.; Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990