ERIC Number: ED160613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Practical Implications of the New Title I Reporting and Evaluation System.
Abelow, David; Novak, Carl D.
The RMC Corporation, under contract to the U.S. Office of Education, developed a reporting and evaluation system to be used at the state and local level for evaluating Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I programs. The three evaluation models and RMC's recommendations regarding their implementation specified stringent requirements regarding the use of tests, when tests should be administered, and which norms should be used. Data collected between 1975-1977 on Nebraska Title I projects were examined for their adherence to the specified requirements. Of the 20,519 students providing data in 1975-76 and the 19,190 students providing 1976-77 data, only 3.1% of the Title I students in each year met all four of the specified criteria: (1) tests were given at the empirical norming dates; (2) students were in the program long enough; (3) pre- and post-test reading scores were available; and (4) reading pre- and post-test codes were identical. SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) computer program statements, included in the Appendix, were used to perform this analysis. Such data will be useful in identifying aspects of the RMC evaluation models which have been difficult to implement, and therefore require inservice educational programs. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Nebraska; RMC Models
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978); Appendex may be marginally legible