ERIC Number: ED406973
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Study of Educational Technology Programs Authorized from 1989-1992. Volume III: Level II Model Technology School Projects.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
This report, the third in a series of six, evaluates the 10 school districts that received grants from the California Department of Education to develop Level II Model Technology School (MTS) Projects intended to enhance instruction and student learning through a combination of curriculum improvement and integration of technology within a single comprehensive curriculum area across all grades at a single school site. Areas to be addressed by the projects included the curriculum, staff development, learning resources management, dissemination, and evaluation. Data were collected from each of the project sites through staff interviews; a self-assessment inventory; surveys of teacher and student reactions; dissemination assessment; adoption evaluation; and case studies. The report presents detailed findings for projects at 6 of the 11 projects schools: (1) Project FUTURE, a middle-school language arts/technology program at Crest View Elementary School in Huntington Beach; (2) Project TASC II, a life, physical and earth sciences program for students in grades 7 and 8 at Upland Junior High School; (3) Project LINKS, a literature-based integrated language arts program for students in grades K-6 at Laguna Road Elementary School in the Fullerton Elementary School District; (4) Project TOPS, a science program for students in grades K-6 at Skyline Elementary School in the South San Francisco Unified School District; (5) Project HAT, a history/social science project for students in grades 7 and 8 at Andrew Carnegie Middle School in the San Juan Unified School District; and (6) Project TIME, a history/social science project for students in grades 9-12 at Santa Barbara High School. Findings of site visits to the schools are also summarized. A summary of the findings for all six projects and recommendations conclude the report. The assessment instruments are appended. (AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, History, Instructional Improvement, Language Arts, Measurement Techniques, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Science Instruction, Social Studies, State Programs, Student Reaction, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Educational Technology.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.