ERIC Number: ED169080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Final Evaluation Report. 1976-77. ESEA Title I Program. Publication Number: 76.63.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Austin's Title I program provided 6,300 students with supplemental reading instruction, guidance and counseling, and parent involvement services. The evaluation focused upon answering and providing supporting data for two system-level and twelve program-level decision questions; forty-one evaluation findings were reported. Supporting data were collected from classroom observation; questionnaires for teachers, parents, principals, and Title I staff; student records; and standarized tests. The majority of Title I students achieved below the national norms for reading and mathematics at all grade levels except first, and fell progressively behind through the fifth grade. Needs were identified in the areas of reading and mathematics achievement and attendance. Coordination of Title I activities with other compensatory programs was minimal. The program's use of school staff and parents did not produce improved achievement. No answer was available about the best grade level for delivery of Title I services. The methods for identifying Title I schools and students were successful in locating schools with the lowest average achievement, and students within those schools with the lowest achievement levels. Teacher expectation was either unrelated to student achievement or unmeasurable through questionnaires. (Program descriptions and characteristics of the participating schools are provided). (CP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance Patterns, Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Expectation, Guidance Programs, Identification, Institutional Characteristics, Low Achievement, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Parochial Schools, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Staff Utilization, Student Evaluation, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Austin Independent School District TX; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Texas (Austin)