ERIC Number: ED477126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Project Achieve Evaluation Report: Year One, 2001-2002.
This report is an evaluation of the pilot year of Project Achieve, a major local instructional initiative at six elementary schools and two middle schools in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina, that was designed to help reach the WCPSS goal of 95% of students at or above grade level. Participating schools had a higher percentage of low-income students and low-achieving students and slightly less stable student populations than the district as a whole. The initiative is based on the same principles and instructional process applied in the Brazoport, Texas, school district, with modifications tailored to local needs and the North Carolina "Standard Course of Study." Project training and development did occur as planned from early 2001 to implementation in the 2001-2002 school year. Participating schools did exceed the ABCs growth and performance standards of the previous (baseline) year, as evidenced by annual North Carolina ABCs Accountability System reports. In addition, parents and staff expressed more positive opinions about the academic program in participating schools. Fur attachments contain survey responses and evaluation data about participating schools. (Contains 34 figures and 4 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Middle Schools, Pilot Projects, Program Implementation
For full text: http://www.wcpss.net/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.