ERIC Number: ED379861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Center for the Arts and Sciences, 1993-94 Student Survey. Evaluation Report.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
A survey was completed in 1994 by 395 students attending the Center for Arts and Sciences (CAS), an enrichment program in Saginaw, Michigan, for gifted and talented students in grades 6 through 12. Highlights of the findings included the following: (1) most students attended CAS because of their own special interests and career plans; (2) most students felt they fit in well academically and socially at both CAS and their home schools; (3) most students were satisfied with CAS, finding their classes interesting and challenging; (4) 8.4 percent of CAS students were not satisfied and gave such reasons as non-supportive teachers and too much work as their reasons; (5) most students felt they were sufficiently prepared for CAS experiences; and (6) less than half reported difficulties at their home school because of their CAS attendance. Suggested improvements in the CAS program included providing more outings, making class periods shorter, and improving upon teachers and their attitudes. Most of this document consists of appendices which include the student survey, a detailed report of survey results, and results for students attending morning and afternoon sessions. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.