Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
The purpose of the Anoka‐Hennepin Compensatory Education Pilot Program was to determine
how the reallocation of funds affects program structure, changes instructional delivery, and
provides opportunities for intense professional development in schools. The reallocation
allowed the district to change program structure in reading and math instruction at three pilot
site schools that were selected for this project because of their proportions of learners at risk.
It was at those schools that a number of best practices components were added over four years
of programming. Annual evaluation reports have been written every year of the program. This
report looks specifically at the components in place in Year 4 of the program.
The goals of the program were to have all students: 1) reach high standards; 2) attain
proficiency in literacy and mathematics; and have all teachers: 1) vary instruction; and 2) use
assessments to guide instruction for diverse learners.
The CAREI team collected data using protocols and rubrics while observing classroom teachers
and staff at the three pilot schools and 18 extension sites. Data were also drawn from district
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments – Series II
(MCA‐II) test databases.
This evaluation was funded by a grant to the Anoka‐Hennepin Independent School
District from the Minnesota State Legislature
Peterson, Kristin; Klingbeil, Dave.
Anoka-Hennepin Compensatory Education Pilot Program, Year 4 Report.
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement.
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