ERIC Number: ED429159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
School Readiness Language Development Program Evaluation: A Parent Outcomes Study. Publication No. 701, Part B.
Yu, Ming; Maddahian, Ebrahim
The School Readiness Language Development Program is one of several programs developed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in response to the original court order to integrate LAUSD schools. The program includes oral language opportunities for 4-year-olds, a parent education component, a staff development component, and an evaluation component. This part of the evaluation reviews the educational experiences of parents of students participating in the readiness program and examines their opinions on the use and effectiveness of their parent education experiences. In 1997-98, parent educators presented more than 1,000 classes to approximately 15,000 parents of children in the program. A total of 1,445 parent participants responded to a survey, and over 95% reported that they had learned from the class discussions. Almost all the responding parents reported that they applied the knowledge they learned in classes and at school. Almost all also considered the classes effective in helping them help their children. Recommendations are made for program improvement. Appendixes contain tables of study data, the parent questionnaire, and an educators' reference guide to the program. (Contains six tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Assessment Branch.