ERIC Number: ED375230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Compensatory Education (CE) Product Evaluation: Elementary and Secondary Programs 1993-94.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
The school district in Saginaw (Michigan) operates a supplemental-education delivery system in reading and mathematics that consists of elementary and secondary compensatory education. The elementary program is both a push-in and pull-out program that serves 1,819 students in grades one through five. The secondary program is a self-contained classroom program involving approximately 621 students in grades 6 through 8. Both are funded through Federal Chapter 1 funds. In 1993-94, approximately 2,440 students participated. In addition to the overall evaluation of achievement, this product evaluation focused on the Thinking Skills program (TSP) in grades 6 through 8. Two questionnaires, a structured interview, and a classroom-observation instrument were used to gather information relative to the TSP program. The California Achievement Test served as the overall evaluation instrument. Pre- and posttest results indicate that the greatest achievement gains occurred in grade 3 for reading and grade 2 for mathematics. Teachers had difficulty implementing TSP objectives, and participating TSP students still show low achievement, especially in reading. Recommendations are presented for program improvement. Five text tables plus 6 data tables in Appendix A and 12 in Appendix B present study findings. Appendix C contains a study checklist, Appendix D is a program description, and Appendix E is the 1993-94 Chapter 1/Article 3 buildings to submit reading and/or mathematics plans of improvement. (Contains 1 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1