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ERIC Number: ED014522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 51
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STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA ANNUAL EVALUATION REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1966--ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT OF 1965, TITLE I, PUBLIC LAW 89-10.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
THIS 1966 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION ACT TITLE I PROGRAMS IN NORTH DAKOTA IS BASED ON DATA FROM 218 OF THE 240 SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH FUNDED PROJECTS. NOTE IS MADE THAT THE EVALUATION WAS HANDICAPPED BY INSUFFICIENT TIME AND THE LACK OF CERTAIN DATA. THE REPORT FOLLOWS THE FORMAT OF OFFICE OF EDUCATION GUIDELINES FOR STATE EVALUATIONS AND DISCUSSES THE OPERATION AND SERVICES, DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION TO LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, EVALUATION EFFORTS, AND PROBLEM AREAS. THE MAJOR DIFFICULTY FOR THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WAS THE TIMING OF THE FUNDING WHICH "MADE TITLE I ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ADMINISTER." THERE WERE MISCONCEPTIONS ON THE LOCAL LEVEL ABOUT SCOPE OF THE PROJECT, COORDINATION WITH OTHER PROJECTS (E.G., COMMUNITY ACTION PROJECTS), EVALUATION TECHNIQUES, AND DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITY. THERE WERE ALSO WIDESPREAD DIFFICULTIES IN FINDING QUALIFIED PERSONNEL FOR TITLE I PROJECTS, IN GETTING APPROPRIATE MATERIALS, AND WITH OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS. SOME DATA ARE REPORTED ON THE CHILDREN'S SELF-CONCEPTS AND ENTHUSIASISM FOR SCHOOL, WHICH ARE CONSIDERED THE MOST IMPORTANT OBJECTIVES FOR NORTH DAKOTA PROGRAMS. IT IS FELT THAT TITLE I PROGRAMS WERE "EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL" IN ENHANCING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY, PROVIDING ENRICHMENT, RAISING ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS, AND IMPROVING ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL, ALTHOUGH LITTLE DATA ARE PRESENTED IN SUPPORT OF THESE FEELINGS. THE MOST EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS WERE THOSE STRESSING BASIC SKILL DEVELOPMENT, MUSIC, PHYSICAL FITNESS, LIBRARY USE, AND GUIDANCE. SOME TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; NORTH DAKOTA