Prekindergarten Program Product Evaluation Report, 1999-2000.Report as inadecuate

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The Saginaw Prekindergarten Program is designed to provide 4-year-olds with an environment that will enable them to develop skills needed for future success in school, and to prepare inner city children for entry into kindergarten. The objectives of the program include specific achievements in 16 cognitive skills, psychomotor skills, and parental participation areas. An annual evaluation was conducted for the 1999-2000 school year. A total of 309 children from 13 schools participated in the program. The Prekindergarten Saginaw Objective Reference Test assessed student achievement on a posttest-only basis. Teachers recorded the amount and type of parent participation throughout the year. Findings indicated that students attained all the cognitive objectives and three of the four psychomotor objectives. In comparison to 1999 data, seven objectives showed minor decreases in the percent of pupils meeting the mastery criteria while five objectives showed increases. All objectives related to parent participation through classroom participation, parent meetings, and completion of home activities with the children were met successfully. It was concluded that the Saginaw Prekindergarten Program was very successful in 1999-2000, having attained 15 of the 16 program objectives. It was recommended that building differences in results be examined and that the teachers and program supervisor jointly explore reasons for relatively poor achievement on one of the psychomotor objectives and develop an instructional management system which will lead to attaining this objective. (Six appendices include the prekindergarten objectives, data collection instructions, and tabulated data by building.) (KB)

Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Objectives, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, High Risk Students, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Psychomotor Objectives, School Readiness

Author: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.


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