ERIC Number: ED373473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Fairfield City School District's Gifted and Talented Program: A Collaborative Evaluation Study (1978-1994).
Hanby, Donna M.; Badiali, Bernard J.
This evaluation report reviews the gifted education program of Fairfield (Ohio) public schools since its inception in 1977, with emphasis on its full-time curriculum-based program for grades 4 through 8 and future needs. Evaluation was focused on assessment of student outcomes, and data were collected by means of surveys, interviews, observations, and artifact analysis. Four hundred eight surveys were tabulated, representing views of gifted program staff, classroom teachers, students in the program, former students now in high school and beyond, parents of former and current students, administrators, and counselors. Findings are discussed in terms of: (1) identification and placement, (2) program design and curriculum, (3) learning environment, (4) transition between programs, (5) program administration and support, (6) affective/student preferences, and (7) personnel selection and development. The evaluation supports the continued use of the self-contained model of service delivery. Much of the report consists of appendices which provide details of the survey responses. Contains 19 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Counselor Attitudes, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Contained Classrooms, Special Classes, Student Attitudes, Talent, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
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