ERIC Number: ED452589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Three Years of Graduation 2010: Evolution of an Evaluation Plan.
Ecton, Gayle W.; O'Phelan, Mary H.; Norman, Antony D.
Drawing on recent research in brain development, the public schools district in Daviess County, Kentucky, has developed a comprehensive program with the purpose of increasing students' capacity for learning and achievement. The program called Graduation 2010 was conceived by educators and members of the community during 1997. The eight components, or "strands," of the program are now separated into three categories. The category referred to as Enhancers includes four "strands" intended to enhance learning (music, the arts, foreign language, and thinking skills). Another category is called Support and includes two "strands" designed to increase support for schools' efforts to increase student learning (family involvement and community involvement). This paper briefly describes the background and components of Graduation 2010, and the original evaluation plan as formulated by the research team together with the project steering committee. Also discussed are some of the challenges and problems encountered with developing and conducting the evaluation plan adopted for future evaluation. Abbreviated results of evaluation efforts during the first 3 years are given, including the results of surveys to measure the degree of implementation of the program and the results of interviews conducted with teachers about the program. (TEJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky