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  • Louisiana’s Legislators Back toSchool Program Evaluation 2006 Evaluation Developed by: John Turcotte, President, TPACT, L.L.C., and Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D. with Connie Anderson, Site Evaluation Coordinator PowerPoint Presentation by: Connie Anderson
  • America’s LegislatorsBack to School Week Program Program initiated in 1999 Provides “a contemporary approach for engaging the American student population in understanding the value of democracy” (National Conference of State Legislatures, 2004)
  • National Conference of State Legislatures Funded by the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Foundation for State Legislatures Trust for Representative Democracy Annually sponsors state legislators’ visits to schools during the third week of September Provides educational materials on representative democracy for legislators’ use in their presentations to K-12 classes Also provides training, promotional strategies, and organizational support for state coordinators and legislators View slide
  • TPACT, L.L.C. - John Turcotte, President Tallahassee-based consulting and training firm Addresses needs of: – state legislatures, – auditors, – program evaluators, – fiscal analysts, – and similar knowledge staffs working in public and private sectors. View slide
  • Louisiana’s Back to School ProgramsBecause of theoutstanding successof its LegislatorsBack to SchoolProgram, Louisianahas been selected forthe pilot study.
  • Louisiana’s Legislators:House Website
  • Louisiana’s Legislators:Senate Website
  • Louisiana’s Evaluation Participants Ten state legislators Fourteen public schools (across Louisiana) Eleven school superintendents Fourteen principals Twenty-three teachers
  • Louisiana Universities:Monitor Resource Eight Louisiana universities (including LSU’s College of Education) Fourteen graduate students are helping monitor the visits
  • Web-based Communication
  • Legislators’ Visits:Basic Schedule
  • Monitors’ Schedule:Cross-Referenced with Basic Schedule
  • Downloaded Forms:Parent Consent Form, Monitor Observation Sheet
  • Mail Merge:Letters & Emails
  • Pre-/Post Test Coordination:Codes, Legislator & Times, Colors
  • Pre-paid, Labled Return Envelopes
  • Data Analysis and Reporting:Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, Ph.D. Monitors Consent Intervention Control Intervention Control Date Observation Class Forms Pretests Pretests Total Posttests Posttests Total Posttests Forms Legislator School Teacher Class Code Interven Control Received Received Received Pretests Received Received Posttests Received Recd Rep. Gallot Ruston Lagattuta 2 10 1 17 23 23 0 1 Rep. Quezaire Donaldsonville Pedescleaux 3 11 1 25 25 0 1 Rep. Smith Benton Matthews 6 12 1 26 18 18 0 1 Rep. Strain Mandeville Kemer 1 13 1 23 24 24 23 23 9/30/2006 1 Rep. Strain Mandeville Carollo 2 14 1 20 23 23 24 24 9/29/2006 1 Rep. Walsworth Good Hope Robbins 6 15 1 10 8 8 10 10 9/30/2006 1 Rep. Walsworth Good Hope Crew 3 16 1 14 14 14 0 1 Rep. Walker Marksville McDonald 2 17 1 20 26 26 0 1 Rep. Walker Marksville Travasis (was Brown 18 1 0 0 1 Sen. Broome Northwestern Parker 1 19 1 20 22 22 22 22 9/28/2006 1 Sen. Broome Park Forest Goudeau 1 20 1 19 25 25 23 23 9/23/2006 1 Sen. Dupre Larose Orgeron 1 21 1 30 30 0 1 Sen. Jackson Vivian Welch 3 24 1 0 0 1 Sen. Jackson Linwood Rambo 1 25 1 0 0 1 Sen. Jackson Bethune Kirby (class code pre 2 27 1 10 10 10 4 4 9/22/2006 1 Sen. Theunissen Hathaway Campbell 2 28 1 26 17 17 17 17 9/28/2006 1 Sen. Theunissen Lake Arthur Wood 5 29 1 19 19 18 18 9/29/2006 1 Rep. Quezaire Donaldsonville Fontenette 4 30 1 30 35 35 21 21 9/28/2006 1 Rep. Gallot Ruston Grigsby 4 50 1 7 15 15 0 Rep. Quezaire Donaldsonville Pedescleaux 6 51 1 22 22 0 Rep. Smith Benton Matthews 1 52 1 27 24 24 24 24 9/30/2006 Rep. Strain Mandeville Carollo 1 53 1 23 20 20 19 19 9/29/2006 Rep. Strain Mandeville Kemer 2 54 1 14 15 15 14 14 9/30/2006 Rep. Walsworth Good Hope Robbins 5 55 1 16 12 12 14 14 9/30/2006 Rep. Walsworth Good Hope Crew 4 56 1 5 5 5 0 Rep. Walker Marksville McDonald 1 57 1 33 33 0 Rep. Walker Marksville Travasis (was Brown 3 58 1 28 0 0 Sen. Broome Northwestern Morgan 1 59 1 13 13 13 0 Sen. Broome Northwestern Stark 1 60 1 19 26 26 26 26 9/29/2006 Sen. Jackson Vivian Welch 1 64 1 0 0 Sen. Jackson Linwood Rambo 2 65 1 0 0 Sen. Jackson Bethune Kirby 1 66 1 14 14 14 13 13 9/22/2006 Sen. Theunissen Lake Arthur Wood 1 67 1 27 17 17 0 Sen. Theunissen Lake Arthur Williams 1 68 1 23 23 0 Sen. Broome Northwestern Maggio 1 69 1 14 13 13 0 Classes 18 16 23 15 13 9 6 18 TOTAL Students 448 311 265 576 171 116 287 22, 23, 61, 62, and 63: dropped out because of teachers concerns about the test KSs NOTES on data glitches (these arent problems--just notes to jog my memory) Class 51: Control class answer sheets from Mr. Pedescleaux are coded "11" (his intervention class code) instead of "51"; intervention class sheets also are coded "11" Class 28: Consent forms: 12 from 8A (9:40 class) and 12 from 8B ( 11:54 class)--teacher wasnt sure which class would be visited. CA replied: 9:40 on 9/20--as scheduled. Class 27: Mailing label said "Intervention", but answer sheets were coded "C"; sent by Ms. Emmanual in an intervention envelope, so these must be intervention, but students hadnt listed a class co Class 66: Mailing label said "Posttest", but package was mailed 9/20 (Wednesday of intervention week) and no pretests had been received (but Ms. Emmanuals pre- and posttests had been sent fro Class 50: Lagattuta sent in both the intervention and control consent forms, but as far as I know the control class (code 50) is Grigsbys Class 29: Mailed in Mr. Woods control envelope, but class number and forms were intervention Class 60: Teacher enclosed 11 copies of a handout describing a city council "Scarcity of Resources" exercise requiring students to write about how they would distribute a fixed amount after reading Class 53: Teacher: Carollo; mailing label said "Control Posttest," but forms were marked "I" and class number bubbled in by students was 21 (an intervention class number assigned to and used by O
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