ERIC Number: ED057144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
ESEA Title I Evaluation Report Programs for Educationally Deprived Children, September, 1970 - August, 1971.
Turner, W. E.; And Others
Wichita's activities funded under ESEA Title I, designed to improve educational opportunities for its disadvantaged youth, began in the spring of 1966. The major thrust has been in the area of corrective reading and other programs designed to promote language development. Integration policies using busing prevented the concentration of funds on fewer recipients. While a total of 9129 public and 356 non-public children participated in all phases of Title I, the greatest number for any single instructional program was 2400 in all levels of corrective reading. Evaluation of the corrective reading program was based on a pre-post test comparison of results on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test and on the pretest to posttest gain in the instructional reading level. During the eight-month period between tests, corrective reading pupils made from 0.7 to 2.1 average grade level gains. Normal gain expectancy would have been 0.8. Average vocabulary grade level gains were from 0.6 to 1.0. Average comprehension grade score gains were from 0.6 to 1.2. All grades but one exceeded the normal gain expectancy on the instructional reading grade level. Seven of eight tested equalled or exceeded normal gain expectancy in vocabulary. Five of the grades equalled or exceeded normal gain expectancy in comprehension. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wichita Unified School District 259, KS.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Kansas