ERIC Number: ED382671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Reading/Writing and Mathematics Instruction. CIPP Planning/Evaluation Report 95-018. Focus on Program Evaluation.
Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Information Management.
The Chapter 1 reading, writing, and mathematics instruction programs of the Des Moines (Iowa) public schools were evaluated for the 1993-94 school year. These programs provided supplemental instruction for about 2,968 students in 1993-94 through six components: (1) schoolwide projects; (2) the Reading Recovery Program; (3) the Reading/Writing Lab and Instruction Program; (4) the Mathematics Lab and Instruction Program; (5) a teacher in-service component; and (6) a parent involvement component. Lab and instructional programs are implemented through a site-based, shared decision-making process. Test information indicates that 73% of reading students in grades 2 through 5 made 1 year or more of growth by the end of the year. The same impact was apparent in mathematics, where the average percentile gain shown by 785 students was 4%. Students in Chapter programs also showed an increase in positive attitudes, and parents generally evaluated the programs positively. Ninety-one percent of the Reading Recovery students were discontinued, meaning they were reading at grade level. Plans for the future of these programs acknowledge budget limitations and reauthorization changes, but planners agree that reading and writing programs are the first priority. Eight graphs and 25 tables present evaluation findings. Four appendixes provide supplemental information. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Educational Planning, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Federal Legislation, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Laboratories, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Supplementary Education, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Information Management.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1