ERIC Number: ED401360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter 1 Program Improvement Project. Progress Report for School Year 1991-92.
This report summarizes the progress made by schools participating in the Northeast (Pennsylvania) Chapter 1 Program Improvement Task Force during the 1990-91 and 1991-92 school years. The first section gives an overview of project activities, and the second presents a summary of what each school team accomplished in the school years studied. The third section summarizes the accomplishments of the project as a whole, and the fourth section considers the program activities that each school team plans for the 1992-93 school year. The Federal emphasis on Chapter 1 program improvement led the Pennsylvania Department of Education to challenge Research for Better Schools, Inc., and school districts to begin a self-improvement process spurred on by some planning funds, a waiver of traditional monitoring for the first 3 years of the project, and the opportunity to present the improvement design to other educators. Ten school districts participated in the project from the beginning, with 13 schools involved. Individual reports on these 13 schools are included. Each reported conducting staff development, parent education and participation workshops, and cooperative teacher planning, and the development of new materials and teaching methods. Each of the schools reported changes in teacher and classroom practices as a result of the program. Eight schools reported changes in how parents worked at home with their children, and all schools reported some positive effects on student achievement. (Contains two figures and three tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Rural Schools, School Districts, Staff Development, Suburban Schools, Teaching Methods, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.; Northeastern Education Intermediate Unit 19, Mayfield, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania