ERIC Number: ED378494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Neglected or Delinquent Program, 1992-1993. Final Evaluation Report. Elementary and Secondary Education Act--Chapter 1.
The program, which lasted 136 days, was designed to provide classroom or tutorial services in the area of language development for pupils served in Chapter 1 eligible facilities for the neglected or delinquent. The evaluation of the program was based on standardized achievement test information (grades 2-12). Data were collected for the period from September 14, 1992 through March 26, 1993. The Desired Outcome 1 stated that at least 50% of the pupils in the sample--those who were English-speaking, and had a valid pretest-posttest score for Reading Comprehension--would gain at least 3.0 Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) points for the instructional period. Norm-referenced tests were administered in grades 2-12 in a spring-to-spring cycle. Grade 2 pupils received the Metropolitan Achievement Tests, Sixth Edition (MAT6, 1985). Pupils in grades 3-12 received the California Achievement Tests (CAT, 1985). Of the 317 pupils served, the average days of enrollment per pupil were 15.1 and the average days of attendance per pupil were 11.0. Due to a high degree of pupil mobility, there were no pupils who had attended enough days for inclusion in the evaluation sample. Therefore no assessment could be made based on the program's Desired Outcome. It is recommended that the program be continued, since it provides a needed service to pupils in exceptional circumstances. It is further recommended that alternatives to the present evaluation design be considered. Instruments used to collect data are appended. (BF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Program Evaluation.