ERIC Number: ED472172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Academics 2000: Cycle VIII Evaluation Report, 2001-2002.
This report presents evaluation findings regarding the implementation and effectiveness of the Academics 2000, Cycle VIII grant in the Austin Independent School District (AISD), Texas. The purpose of Academics 2000 was to raise the level of academic achievement of all Texas students by ensuring that each child achieves early mastery of the foundation subjects of reading, English language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. AISD has funded programs for K-3 students through Academics 2000, beginning with Cycle V in 1998-1999. The focus of Cycle VIII efforts was third grade staff development and the improvement of student reading skills in science and social studies. To this end, 27 of the highest poverty schools in the school district received texts in the target areas and teacher professional development. The school year 2001-2002 was the final year for the grant. The report contains a brief description of the grant and its implementation in AISD, including the staff hired, the materials funded, the professional development provided, and the classroom activities performed through the grant. The report contains information on grant results related to changes in teaching practice, parent involvement, and student achievement. It also contains information on obstacles that may have decreased the effectiveness of grant activities. Recommendations are presented to continue some of the activities implemented through this grant. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.