ERIC Number: ED157145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Report of Multiple-Funded Programs, 1976-77.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
California has consolidated the administration of funds allocated to its schools through state programs--the Early Childhood Education Act (ECE), the Educationally Disadvantaged Youth Act, the Bilingual Education Act of 1972, and the Miller-Unruh Basic Reading Act--as well as Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This report analyzes data on the number and character of program participants, the quality of programs, and student achievement in schools receiving funds from one or more of these sources. The evaluation reveals that over a million students were served and that the number of volunteers involved in school programs more than doubled over the previous school year. Students participating in funded programs tended to be more mobile or transient, more likely to speak second languages, and of lower socioeconomic background than those not served, making comparisons with students in nonparticipating programs inappropriate. Program ratings tended to be good, particularly in grades with ECE funding. Student achievement generally averaged above national norms. Results of two special studies designed to examine indepth the characteristics of ECE schools with increasing and decreasing test scores are also presented. Discussion of the data reported is clarified through use of numerous tables. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Aid, Tables (Data)
California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802 ($2.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; California; Early Childhood Education Act; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Miller Unruh Reading Act