ERIC Number: ED197043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Compensatory Education and Confined Youth. Volume 2: A National Evaluation of Title I Programs in State Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Youth.
Keesling, J. Ward; And Others
This study (one portion of a larger study) was designed to determine whether Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I programs in State institutions for neglected or delinquent youth are effective in improving students' basic skills and attitudes and to determine which components of educational programs and characteristics of institutions were related to such improvements. A sample of 40 institutions was surveyed. Data were collected using domain referenced tests of basic reading and arithmetic and standardized achievement tests. Descriptive data were collected from institutional staff members and teachers' records. Findings indicated that institutionalized Title I students performed poorly on tests of basic skills and that achievement levels and attitudes remained stable across testing periods. Data also showed that Title I students were offered less reading instructional time and more math instructional time than were non-Title I students, but low attendance rates reduced the actual amount of instruction received. The costs of Title I services were found to be higher than the costs of regular educational programs. Analyses indicated that institutions able to devote time and resources directly to programs aimed at the achievement and attitudinal needs of students were more likely to be successful in effecting changes in their students. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Child Neglect, Compensatory Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Educational Improvement, Institutional Characteristics, Institutionalized Persons, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA. Studies and Evaluation Dept.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: For related documents see UD 021 188-189 and UD 021 220.