ERIC Number: ED408008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Prekindergarten Program Process Evaluation Report, 1994-95.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
The Saginaw Prekindergarten program for educationally disadvantaged children is designed to provide 4-year-old children with an environment that will enable them to develop skills needed for future success in school. The process evaluation conducted in 1995 consisted of an on-site, half-day classroom observation at 8 of the 15 prekindergarten classrooms. Observations focused on cognitive, psychomotor, parent participation/education, language development, and scheduling activities in the classrooms. The observations revealed that: (1) activities to meet educational objectives, which are supposed to occur daily, were taking place in all eight classrooms (100 percent); (2) a record of parent participation was being maintained in all of the 15 classroom sites; and (3) teachers were employing language production/enhancement techniques but with wide variation in frequency by site. Overall, observations of the classroom revealed that the program is operating as planned; however, there are some areas which can be improved, including an inservice on how to increase the frequency of restatement of student-produced responses would be an improvement. (Appendices present prekindergarten participants by building, three observation instruments, and information on the number of times teachers employed certain language-enhancement techniques.) (WJC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.