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ERIC Number: ED405073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan