ERIC Number: ED405073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan School Readiness Program Process Evaluation Report, 1994-95.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
The Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP) is a state-funded prekindergarten program in Saginaw for at-risk 4-year-old children. The overall goal of the program is to provide these 4-year-olds with an environment that will enable them to develop school readiness skills in seven program component areas: cognitive, psychomotor, affective, parent participation/education, curriculum, staff development, and community collaboration/participation. A process evaluation of MSRP was conducted in 1995. The observation-instrument evaluation focused on cognitive, psychomotor, parent participation/education, and language development activities in the classrooms. The evaluation revealed the following: (1) daily objectives were being met with the exception of gross motor coordination activities; (2) parent participation records were being maintained; and (3) teachers were employing language production/enhancement techniques but with wide variation in frequency across sites. The investigation concluded that these deficiencies might be addressed with an in-service on how to further extend restatements, and by ensuring that supervised gross motor coordination takes place on a daily basis. (Four appendixes present: (1) program participants by building as of February 13, 1995; (2) a narrative program description; (3) materials related to the observation instrument and associated checklists; and (4) classroom observations on teachers' use of language production/enhancement techniques for each site.) (SD)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Objectives, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Formative Evaluation, High Risk Students, Minimum Competencies, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Objectives, Teacher Evaluation, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan