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Third party evaluation of the effectiveness of the structure of intellect model schools pilot program

McConney, A., Ayres, R., Cuthbertson, L. and Todd-Goodson, D. (2001) Third party evaluation of the effectiveness of the structure of intellect model schools pilot program. Western Oregon University. Teaching Research Division, Evaluation and Research Group, Monmouth, OR.

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Abstract

This is the final annual report of a 4-year (1997-2001) third-party evaluation of the Structure of Intellect (SOI) Model Schools Pilot Program in Oregon. The SOI program was developed based on the learning theories and Structure of Intellect Model attributed to J. Guilford. The program used a combination of structured curriculum in the form of modules and an in-school SOI Learning Center to teach and develop learning abilities for elementary school students. This evaluation was approached from a systemic perspective that collected and examined relevant data from all Oregon schools using the SOI program and compared those to data from schools not using the program.The use of SOI classroom modules varied greatly among the pilot program schools, although it was apparent that the laboratory personnel who managed the program displayed kindness, dedication, and persistence. However, after 3 years of implementation for 15 schools and 3.5 years for 2 schools, the data collected from various sources and analyzed indicate no systemic or practical differences between the 17 SOI schools and their matched comparison schools. This conclusion, for academic achievement, rates of unacceptable student behavior or special education referrals, and student attendance was consistent over each of the 4 years. Nine appendixes contain additional information about the schools, materials used in the study, and data collection instruments.

Publication Type: Report
Series Name: Year 4 Evaluation Report
Publisher: Western Oregon University. Teaching Research Division, Evaluation and Research Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10238
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