ERIC Number: ED427069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Evaluation of the First Year Implementation of Graduation 2010.
Norman, Antony D.; O'Phelan, Mary H.; Ecton, Gayle W.
Graduation 2010 is a public school curriculum project based on recent neurological research, the goal of which is to increase children's capacity to learn. The program consists of eight action plans, or strands: Arts, Music, Foreign Language, Reading/Language Development, Thinking Skills, Health/Emotional Health, Family Involvement, and Community Involvement. This is a report of the implementation of program goals during the first year of the project. Surveys were distributed to principals in the 12 elementary schools at midyear, and again at the end of the first year of implementation. Midyear surveys were open ended, and the end of the year surveys asked principals to rate the degree to which the steps of the plan had been implemented in their schools. Ratings were from 0 (no implementation) to 5 (fully implemented). After comparing principals' ratings with the list of 1997-98 goals for implementation, implementation was classified as low, medium, or high for each strand. At midyear, principals reported full implementation on two strands, and some implementation on all strands. Only a few schools reported no implementation at midyear. Strands for Art, Music, and Reading/Language Development had high implementation ratings at the end of the year, and the other strands had medium ratings. There was a clear shift from low and medium ratings at midyear to medium and high ratings at the end of the year. (Contains 10 tables and 56 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (27th, New Orleans, LA, November 4-6, 1998).