ERIC Number: ED365496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
State Bilingual and ECIA Chapter 1 Migrant Product Evaluation Report, 1992-93.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
In 1992-93, Saginaw (Michigan) School District bilingual and migrant programs operated as one program at 24 elementary schools, 4 junior high schools, and both high schools. Enrollments were 677 students, primarily Hispanics, in the bilingual program and 585 students in the migrant program, but there was considerable overlap between enrollments. Services consisted primarily of supplemental instruction for 30 minutes per week on a pullout basis. Kindergarten through sixth grade students received instruction in reading, while students in grades 7-12 received instruction in the basic skills as well as counseling and support services. The product evaluation of the program consisted of comparisons between reading and math pretest and posttest scores on the California Achievement Tests. The performance standard used to evaluate program success was mean posttest normal curve equivalent (NCE) scores improvement over pretest NCE scores. In the bilingual program, 75 percent (12 of 16 grades) attained the performance standard in basic and advanced mathematics and 50 percent attained the standard in basic and advanced reading. In the migrant program, 62.5 percent attained the performance standard in mathematics and 25 percent attained the standard in reading. Recommendations for program improvement include reducing variations in the program between building sites, offering inservice training for regular educators, centralizing instructional sites, and involving parents. Tables throughout the text detail achievement gains by grade level. Appendices list program enrollments by building, explain identification and eligibility procedures, and provide tables of achievement gains. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests