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ERIC Number: ED178580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-12
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Title I Evaluation Data in Local Decision Making--A Congressional Perspective.
Cross, Chris
The history of the inclusion of an evaluation component in Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I programs is reviewed, specifically the Education Amendments of 1978, or Public Law 95-561. This law requires yearly needs assessment of students in all eligible areas, as well as the identification of instructional areas and special needs of participating students. The impetus for the amendment came from two sources: The Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Under Law, who dealt with needs assessment for the House Committee on Education and Labor, and Congressman James Buchanan, who advocated expansion of needs assessment to all eligible children. Much of the House committee report centered on a discussion of the General Accounting Office review of the 1975 Office of Education (OE) annual evaluation report: the need for OE to establish specific program objectives; the doubts as to whether RMC models would yield adequate data for state and local evaluation; a recommendation that the Office of Education review state and local program evaluation information, including consultation and cooperation with state and local education personnel; and recommendations that evaluation data be available to assist Congress prior to and during legislative proceedings and that OE engage in more frequent briefings. (MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1978; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; General Accounting Office; Office of Education
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, CA, April 8-12, 1979)