ERIC Number: ED318834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Compensatory Education Process Evaluation: Elementary and Secondary Academic Achievement (A2), 1989-1990.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
This document is a process evaluation of the Academic Achievement (A2) program, a compensatory education reading and mathematics program in Saginaw (Michigan) funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 and Article 3 of the Michigan State School Aid Act. Information was gathered from questionnaires administered to teachers and principals, and an observation of the mathematics push-in classrooms at grades one and two. The following program strengths are reported: (1) cooperative learning techniques are used in the majority of classrooms; (2) most compensatory education teachers are incorporating new reading strategies into their classroom techniques; (3) compensatory education teachers are following the prescribed time emphases; and (4) math manipulative inservice sessions appear to be well-attended. The following program weaknesses are reported: (1) the math push-in program appears to be less effective than the pull-out program; (2) communication of procedures appears insufficient; (3) teamwork appears to be missing in the math push-in classroom; (4) cost effectiveness of the teacher-student ratio is a problem; (5) second-grade classroom teachers seem to need inservice training; and (6) the results of a new testing program are difficult to use. One table of statistical data is included. The following materials are appended: (1) copies of the teacher and principal survey questionnaires; (2) a teacher evaluation observation checklist for mathematics push-in classroom; (3) the master question matrix for the teacher and principal surveys; (4) the results of the process evaluation; and (5) the results and general observations of the teacher observations for mathematics push-in classrooms. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1