ERIC Number: ED406489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Education Program Evaluation, 1995-96. Assessment/Accountability Report.
In 1993-94, the Board of Education of the City of New York distributed more than $1 million to augment existing multicultural initiatives in professional or curriculum development. Districts and superintendencies in the city also designed a 3-year program to facilitate the planning and scope of these initiatives. The 1995-96 school year was the final year of this 3-year cycle. In early 1996, evaluators from the Board's Division of Assessment and Accountability (DAA) used survey techniques to conduct a needs assessment and to examine program implementation. The DAA received 27 responses from program coordinators to the needs assessment (60% response rate) and 45 responses (51% response rate) to the implementation survey. Overall, 534 schools and 280,275 students were involved in the Multicultural Initiative. The studies found that the Multicultural Initiative was rated highly by survey respondents, and that the goals of offering parents, teachers, students, paraprofessionals, and administrators a diversified educational program have been satisfactorily achieved. Recommendations are made to improve the distribution of program funds and to consider additional training at the end of the 3-year cycle. (Contains two tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Multicultural Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Surveys
Division of Assessment and Accountability, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Room 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Div. of Assessment and Accountability.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)