ERIC Number: ED444729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Michigan School Readiness Program Product Evaluation Report, 1999-2000.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
The Michigan School Readiness Program (MSRP) is a state-funded prekindergarten program in Saginaw for 4-year-olds from the inner city with the goal of providing an environment that develops school readiness skills. The seven program components are: cognitive, psychomotor, affective, parent participation/education, curriculum, staff development, and community collaboration/participation. An annual evaluation was conducted for the 1999-2000 school year. A total of 306 students attended the program at 1 of 10 sites. The Prekindergarten Saginaw Objective Reference Test was used to assess student achievement on a posttest-only basis. The Affective Rating Scale assessed affective objectives on a pre-post basis. Findings indicate that MSRP students attained all the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective objectives. All objectives related to parent participation through classroom participation, parent meetings, and completion of home activities with the children were met successfully. The Early Childhood Education Curriculum Committee met four times and discussed full-day kindergarten, kindergarten reading and mathematics materials, literacy and language development frameworks, and issues in implementing new reading and math series. The program supervisor participated on county level committees. All staff attended at least 75 percent of the inservice training offered. It was concluded that the MSRP program in its eleventh year of operation was very successful, having achieved all 26 objectives. It was recommended that the teachers and program supervisor jointly explore alternative ways to involve employed parents in their children's education and that building differences in program effectiveness be examined. (Eight appendices include a description of the program, data collection instruments, and data by school building.) (KB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Objectives, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, High Risk Students, Inner City, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Performance, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Objectives, School Readiness, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.