ERIC Number: ED440199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Exit Skills Summer Learning Academies Staff and Parents' Perceptions.
Johnson, Charmaine D.
The Exit Skills Summer Learning Academies of the Detroit Public Schools, Michigan, were created to provide additional instruction to students in kindergarten and grades one through five who did not master specific objectives during the regular school year. A total of 174 schools participated in the 1998-1999 Exit Skills Summer Learning Academies, and more than 8,000 students received program services. This evaluation assessed the staff and parents' perceptions of the program. Data came from questionnaires completed by 120 principals, 871 teachers, 5 other respondents, and 2,491 parents. Survey findings indicate that both staff members and parents would like the program to continue. Teachers were concerned about the delay of supplies, selection of staff, hours of operation, student attendance, the lack of time to complete tasks, and class size. Parents were concerned about the field trips, length of the program, lunch menus, and homework assignments. Parents, teachers, and administrators were pleased that the program allows for additional teaching strategies and more individualized instruction. Extending program length and increasing inservice training are recommended. An appendix contains staff and parent questionnaires. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Testing.