ERIC Number: ED306325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Compensatory Education Process Evaluation: Elementary and Secondary Academic Achievement (A2) 1988-1989.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
This report presents the results of a process evaluation of the Saginaw (Michigan) 1988-89 elementary and secondary Academic Achievement (A2) compensatory education programs in reading and mathematics. Funding is provided by the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA) Chapter 2, and by the State. Goals are the following: (1) provide intensive academic instruction for the educationally disadvantaged; (2) involve parents; (3) provide incentives for academic achievement; (4) operate staff inservice programs; (5) measure academic growth; and (6) prepare students for the general classroom. Data were analyzed from the following sources: (1) a survey of all teachers; (2) interviews with each school principal or assistant principal; and (3) observation of each teacher during an entire session. Program strengths included the following: (1) small group instruction on the elementary level; (2) individual attention; (3) use of new instructional techniques; and (4) direct instruction. Program weaknesses include the following: (1) program changes disrupted the elementary staff, and secondary A2 lacked prepared materials; (2) focus restricted to the bottom quartile of students; (3) lack of formal communication between compensatory education and regular teachers; (4) low certification standards for elementary compensatory education teachers; and (5) lack of parent participation. Recommendations for improvement are included. Statistical data are included on one table. The appendices include copies of the evaluation instruments and tabulations of responses. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2