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ERIC Number: ED543173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 53
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Forrest County Agricultural High School. Summative Report
Ba, Harouna; Meade, Terri; Pierson, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Camille; Roy, Amanda; Williams, Hakim
Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc
Forrest County Agricultural High School (FCAHS) is located in Brooklyn, a small rural town in southern Mississippi and part of the Hattiesburg Metropolitan Statistical Area. Unlike the other schools that participated in the Cisco 21S initiative, FCAHS is not part of a larger school district. Therefore, the unit of analysis throughout this summary is the school itself. Over the four years of the 21S initiative, the school's population declined from 602 students in 2005-2006 to 555 students in 2008-2009. In the last year that figures were available (2007-2008), the student body was 30 percent African American and 69 percent White. In 2008-2009, 62 percent of students were eligible for free or reduced lunch. For the 2008-2009 school year, the staff at FCAHS consisted of 4 administrators and 47 teachers. While 3 of the 4 administrators and 205 students (37 percent) completed an online survey in 2009, only 7 of the 47 teachers (15 percent), and only 7 parents (3 percent) did. Because of the low completion rate in all survey groups, in absolute and/or relative terms, it is not possible to derive percentage figures that are statistically reliable. Therefore, this report will focus on more qualitative observations of change that occurred over the span of the 21S initiative. (Contains 32 figures, 12 tables, and 2 footnotes.)
Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc. 96 Morton Street 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014. Tel: 212-807-4200; Fax: 212-633-8804; e-mail: cct@edcorg; Web site: http://www.edc.org/CCT
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Cisco Global Education
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Center for Children and Technology
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi