ERIC Number: ED449200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Analyses of Students' Academic Achievement in Ten Schools Program and Selected Comparison Schools. Publication No. 785.
The main objective of this evaluation was to compare the achievement of the Ten Schools Program (TSP) students with the achievement of students in comparable schools. Since the original 10 schools selected for the TSP evaluation in 1988 were no longer a proper comparison group, evaluators selected a new set of 12 comparison schools. The mission of the TSP is to provide an instructional program and an organizational design that is language instruction intensive to reverse the pattern of poor academic achievement of African American and other students in schools with predominantly minority populations. Analyses using 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 data support the sampling decision that the TSP schools and newly selected comparison schools serve the same population. Analyses indicate that TSP students outperformed comparison students in reading, mathematics, and language at a p<0.001 level of significance. The effect size for the TSP program exceeds the corresponding comparison schools' effect size in all three areas, especially in mathematics and language. After adjusting for pre-existing differences between TSP schools and comparison schools, there are still statistically significant differences in each subject area tested. These differences are especially meaningful for mathematics and language achievement tests. An appendix contains a reference guide to the TSP program. (Contains 19 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Research Branch.