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ERIC Number: ED014520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ANNUAL EVALUATION REPORT OF CONNECTICUT P.A. 523 PROJECTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1966.
ROBY, WALLACE
THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES EVALUATION OF PROGRAMS FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN AND YOUTH FUNDED UNDER CONNECTICUT PUBLIC ACT 523 IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN TOWNS NOT SERVED BY TITLE I OF THE 1965 ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT. IN GENERAL, THE PROGRAMS ATTEMPTED TO IMPROVE THE STUDENTS' READING, LANGUAGE ARTS, AND BASIC SKILLS AND TO CHANGE THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL. TO REALIZE THESE AND OTHER GOALS, THE PROGRAMS PROVIDED REMEDIAL EDUCATION, ANCILLARY SERVICES, DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES, PRESCHOOLS AND KINDERGARTENS, CULTURAL ENRICHMENT, AND SMALLER CLASS SIZES. OTHER FEATURES OF THE PROGRAMS WERE HEALTH AND LIBRARY SERVICES AND THE PURCHASE AND IMPROVEMENT OF EQUIPMENT. THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAMS IS MEASURED IN THE REPORT BY SUCH FACTORS AS THE PARTICIPATING STUDENTS' PERFORMANCE ON STANDARDIZED TESTS AND THEIR PROMOTION AND DROPOUT RATES. IT IS FELT THAT DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN HAVE IMPROVED THEIR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND THAT 96 PERCENT OF THE PROGRAMS HAVE MADE "SUBSTANTIAL" OR "SOME" PROGRESS IN ENHANCING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM, WITH GREATEST GAINS MADE AT THE PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY LEVELS. DATA RELATING TO THE "MOST AND LEAST SUCCESSFUL" ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAMS AS PERCEIVED BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL IS LISTED, AND A SAMPLE OF THE EVALUATION FORM SENT TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IS APPENDED. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: Public Act 523 (Connecticut)