ERIC Number: ED366484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
State Bilingual and ECIA Chapter 1 Migrant Process Evaluation Report 1993-1994.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
The Saginaw (Michigan) School District bilingual and migrant programs operated as one program at 24 elementary schools, 4 junior high schools, and both high schools. The state bilingual program served 633 students, primarily Hispanics, 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. Staff members (five teachers, one advisor, and three aides) completed process questionnaires. Program strengths identified included instruction in a multitude of areas, increased parent involvement, availability of a variety of materials and supplies, emphasis on reading instruction, flexibility in scheduling, and progress monitoring. Weaknesses of the programs included unreasonable teacher caseloads and lack of space for instruction. Recommendations for program improvement involve offering inservice training for regular education staff to better meet the needs of bilingual and migrant students, and establishing centralized sites for services to increase instructional time and space. Appendices list program enrollments by building, explain identification and eligibility procedures, and provide a copy of the process questionnaire and results. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.