ERIC Number: ED066533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-22
Reference Count: 0
The Federal Program of Aid to Educationally Deprived Children in Illinois Can Be Strengthened. Report to the Congress.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This report concerns the review by the General Accounting Office of the operation of the fiscal year 1970 programs, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act and certain aspects of the 1971 programs of the Illinois State educational agency, and of the Chicago, Harrisburg, and Rockford local educational agencies. The local agencies expended about 26.6 million dollars, $102,000, and $544,000 respectively, of the 47 million dollars of Title I funds expended in Illinois for the fiscal year 1970 program. Under the Title I program, the three local educational agencies implemented projects that provided new or additional services which otherwise might not have been available, or which would have been available only on a limited basis, to educationally deprived children. For example, contrary to Office of Education guidelines, the local educational agencies did not establish measurable objectives nor adopt specific procedures to evaluate the success of their major Title I project activities. The objectives listed by the local agencies in their project applications were generally held to be vague and were not stated in measurable terms by the types of changes sought and the degree of change expected in the child's performance. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I Program; Illinois