ERIC Number: ED405088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan School Readiness Program Product Evaluation Report, 1995-96.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
The Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP) is a state-funded prekindergarten program in Saginaw for 4-year-old children from the inner city. Its goal is to provide an environment that develops school readiness skills in seven areas: cognitive, psychomotor, affective, parent participation/education, curriculum, staff development, and community collaboration/participation. An annual evaluation was conducted in 1996. The results showed that the program attained nine of its nine objectives in the cognitive skills area, three of four objectives in the psychomotor skills area (both areas measured using the Prekindergarten Saginaw Objective Referenced Test, or PK-SORT), and seven of the seven affective objectives (measured with the Affective Rating Scale). Outcomes on the parent participation/education, curriculum, community collaboration/participation, and staff development components of the program showed that six of the six objectives were attained. (Eleven appendixes present: MSRP participants by building; a narrative program description; the PK-SORT 1990; the Affective Rating Scale (ARS); decision rules used for MSRP participation and parent participation tally sheets; percent of student attaining mastery on PK-SORT objectives by building; average pre- to post-test change on the ARS; MSRP families attaining objectives regarding Parents as Partners; the prekindergarten curriculum advisory committee; family life education advisory committee membership; and the Michigan Department of Education At-Risk Advisory Committee.) (SD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Objectives, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, High Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Performance, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Objectives, 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