ERIC Number: ED449949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-9
Reference Count: N/A
UCAN: A Four-State Rural Systemic Initiative. Year Two Performance Effectiveness Review (PER).
LLamas, Vicente J.
The Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico-Rural Systemic Initiative (UCAN-RSI) supports systemic reform of mathematics, technology, and science education for rural students in its states, focusing on schools with high enrollments of American Indian and Hispanic students. This performance effectiveness review covers UCAN's progress during its second year (September 1996-August 1997) and up to 3 months into year 3. During year 2, UCAN accelerated its implementation of standards-based science and math curricula in the classroom, building capacity and intensifying its involvement with focus communities through a comprehensive professional development effort. UCAN worked with 102 focal schools during year 2 with at least 25 percent of math and science teachers at each school receiving at least 60 hours of professional development. These schools have a total enrollment of 29,024 students with 46 percent being American Indian and 34 percent being Hispanic. UCAN's efforts to track mathematics and science achievement data in its schools are briefly described. UCAN's six coalitions are described, each with a representative school or district and its performance indicators in 10 areas. The coalitions and their schools/districts are Southern Colorado Coalition (North Conejos School District); Ute Four Corners Coalition (Ignacio School District, Colorado); New Mexico County Coalition (Taos School District); New Mexico Tribal Coalition (Santa Clara Day School); Arizona Tribal Coalition (Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community); and Navajo Nation Coalition (Tuba City Schools, Arizona). (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Mexican American Education, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Education, Science Education
Full text at Web site: http://ucanrsi.nmhu.edu/reports.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Division of Educational System Reform.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Highlands Univ., Las Vegas, NM. UCAN Rural Systemic Initiative.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Colorado; New Mexico; Utah