ERIC Number: ED381128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP). Evaluation Report.
Johnson, Janet; Donley, Jan
The Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) was designed to eliminate and prevent minority group isolation in targeted magnet schools in the Wake County (North Carolina) Public School System; this evaluation report examines factors that relate to achieving the MSAP goals and objectives. Parent survey data were used to determine whether increased technology use is likely to attract students not already enrolled in the MSAP schools; enrollment and application data were used to monitor success of MSAP related to recruiting new students; and achievement data, both for longitudinal cohorts and for MSAP schools overall, were used to measure effectiveness related to improved achievement for individual students and improved academic climates at MSAP schools. A summary covering the background, major findings, and recommendations, is included at the beginning of the report. The first section provides a program description, including a background and elementary and secondary school program components. In the second section, the evaluation design and methodology data sources are described. Findings are discussed in the third section, including technology use by classroom teachers, a teacher technology use survey, a parent survey, racial balance, and student achievement. Survey results are shown in 16 figures, and attachments provide a glossary of technology terms; a list of Enloe advanced courses; training dates for instructional technology resource teachers (1993-94); technology use data sheets; and the MSAP teacher survey and results. (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Evaluation Methods, Magnet Schools, Minority Groups, Parent Attitudes, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Racially Balanced Schools, Surveys, Teacher Education, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC.