ERIC Number: ED426841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-3
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky Migrant Technology Project: External Evaluation Report, 1997-98.
Popp, Robert J.
During its first year of operation (1997-98), the Kentucky Migrant Technology Project successfully implemented its model, used internal and external evaluations to inform improvement of the model, and began plans for expansion into new service areas. This evaluation report is organized around five questions that focus on the project model and its implementation, reaching the target population, service delivery, project outcomes, and evaluation to improve program effectiveness. The project seeks to develop innovative uses of technology to enhance the education of migrant students: to increase academic achievement, continuity of education, and appropriateness of educational programming for migrant students; to decrease dropout rates and increase reenrollment of dropouts; and to increase parental involvement. First-year project activities included helping teachers integrate technology into the curriculum; working on development of an Internet-based records transfer system; monitoring use of software and supplementing it as needed; and providing technology training to teachers, administrators, and migrant parents. The project focused on delivering services within 11 Kentucky school districts enrolling 1,334 migrant students. This report also discusses overcoming educator resistance to new technologies, the processes of identifying and recruiting student participants, statistical data on the services delivered, and the project's objectives and the second-year evaluation to measure progress toward them. Appendixes include a reprinted article "The Electronic Emissary: Bringing Together Students, Teachers, and Subject Matter Experts"; information on eligibility, student recruitment, and Migrant Education Program procedures; newspaper clippings; the project management plan; the project audit list; and a computer user's survey. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Migrant Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Shelbyville, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky