ERIC Number: ED198184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-14
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Current and Alternative Intra-District Allocation Procedures on Coverage of Disadvantaged Students. Working Paper.
Hennessy, Michael; And Others
The objectives of this paper were to examine the effects of current school and student selection procedures on the proportions of student groups that have access to and/or receive Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I services and to explore the effects of actual and simulated alternative procedures on these proportions. Data from school districts that participated in a demonstration study of compensatory education were used. Under current regulations, poverty-based school selection criteria and achievement-based student selection procedures resulted in Title I services reaching a higher proportion of doubly disadvantaged (poor and low-achieving) students than any other group. However, a sizeable proportion of those with access to services remained unserved. Under an actual alteration of school and student selection procedures, the numbers of schools and/or students served was expanded. Two simulations were performed. The first, involving the substitution of district-defined achievement criteria for poverty criteria in the school selection process, resulted in larger numbers of educationally disadvantaged students having access to services. The second simulation, a manipulation of student selection procedures, resulted in proportions of students served that were not significantly different from those found under current regulations. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
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