ERIC Number: ED407464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-24
Reference Count: N/A
Report on 23 Integration Sites: 1995-96. Standards, Assessment, and Integration Services Unit No. 717.
Sites in the San Diego (California) City school system that receive integration funds through their magnet, Voluntary Ethnic Enrollment Program, or Academic Enrichment Academy Program are accountable for their progress toward integration goals. Selection of the 23 study sites for this report was based on their inclusion in the 1995-96 schedule for Integration Review (Monitoring) at 15 elementary, 5 junior/middle, and 2 senior high schools. The cyclical review is designed to determine the degree to which sites have improved the academic achievement for all students, reduced the achievement gap between the achievement of minority and majority students, promoted student learning, provided a safe and nurturing school environment, and promoted parent and community involvement and education. Review of documents, including student grades and standardized test results, and a parent survey provided information about the progress toward academic improvement and integration. Although reading achievement increased for many classes, the achievement gap between the performance of African American and Hispanic American students and that of other student groups at the 23 sites changed little over the past 3 years, with progress less at secondary than at elementary sites. The percentage of parents satisfied with the schools' progress remained the same or increased at 17 of the 23 sites. The relative success of five sites, given the demographic disadvantages they face, is noteworthy. These sites may serve as examples for other schools. (Contains 17 tables and 23 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA. Planning, Assessment, and Accountability Div.