ERIC Number: ED400922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Implementation of Kentucky's Primary Program 1995: A Progress Report.
Bridge, Connie A.
This study is the third annual study of primary program implementation in Kentucky elementary schools. This research project is one of six studies conducted in 1995 to determine the extent Kentucky schools and educators had implemented educational technology. In June, 1990, the Kentucky legislature passed the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA), mandating restructuring of Kentucky educational system. A controversial aspect of the legislation is the requirement for all of Kentucky's elementary schools to become non-graded, multi-age, multi-ability primary schools by the fall of 1993. In this study, observations were collected in a random sample of 24 primary schools in eight regional service areas in the state, selecting four teachers in each school for observation. Observers were trained to use the Primary Program Component Configuration Map. Teachers rated the level of support for implementation of the primary program. Results include: (1) wide variation from teacher to teacher in manner and degree in which components of the primary program are implemented; (2) little change between 1994 and 1995 in patterns of implementation; and (3) decrease in percentage of teachers who were implementing the primary program in recommended ways. Recommendations include more staff development, especially in using assessment and instructional techniques science and social sciences. (BGC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky Inst. for Education Research, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Inst. on Education Reform.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky