ERIC Number: ED444802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Maine Migrant Program: 1997-1998 Program Evaluation.
Bazinet, Suzanne C., Ed.
The Maine Department of Education contracts with local educational agencies to administer the Maine Migrant Education Program. The program's overall mission is to provide the support necessary for migrant children to achieve Maine's academic standards. In 1997-98, 73 local migrant programs served 9,838 students, and 63 summer programs served 1,769 students. This 1997-98 report begins with a mission statement, state goals, and identification and recruitment efforts. A section on home/school coordination discusses how parents help prepare Individual Services Plans for their children; participate in the planning of their local Migrant Program; and receive training in areas such as reading strategies, nutrition awareness, and teen issues. The Maine Migrant Parent Advisory Council informs parents of the programs offered and any changes or legislation impacting the program. Student services include academic services, academic support services, English-as-a-second-language programs, Portable Assisted Studies Sequence, summer school programs, harvest schools, and the Maine Conservation Camp. Supportive services include the Migrant Health Voucher Program available to migrant families not eligible for Medicaid. Services offered and participating health centers are listed. The program evaluation section describes the Snapshot Assessment and the Migrant Performance Evaluation System, still under development, and presents charts showing migrant performance on the Maine Educational Assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics for grades 4, 8, and 11. Attendance data are also presented. Two case studies of migrant student success are included. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine