ERIC Number: ED432579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
CPMSA Comprehensive Partnerships for Mathematics and Science Achievement, Hartford Public Schools. 1997-1998 Year-End Report.
Borrelli, Matthew; Cimochowski, Anna M.
In October 1996, the Hartford Public Schools (Connecticut) received a grant for a partnership in minority student achievement, but in 1998, the grant was not renewed. This is the final year-end report on the Hartford Comprehensive Partnerships for Mathematics and Science Achievement (CPMSA) covering the program's second year. Fourteen schools were identified for CPMSA activities. The students enrolled in these schools represent 52% of the total student population of 22,531 in all the Hartford Public Schools. Multiple data sources were used to evaluate the program's effectiveness. Evaluation of the second year for CPMSA found a different and more effective form of implementation than seen in the first year, in part due to the appointment of a full-time program director. The most significant issues associated with CPMSA were those that stemmed from ongoing problems in the school district. The chaos in the public school system made it difficult for program activities to unfold as planned. The most significant problem was the removal of the former superintendent, coupled with the appointment of two interim superintendents and the eventual hiring of a new permanent superintendent. Key partners in the Hartford community expressed strong support of the CPMSA initiative and related efforts for systemic reform of mathematics and science education, but the district was not able to commit itself to the program. (Contains 10 figures and 20 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.; Curriculum Research and Evaluation, Chaplin, CT.