ERIC Number: ED200645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Local Norms in a Large Urban Setting for Evaluating Title I Programs with Model A1.
Storlie, Theodore R.; And Others
Three local norm methods for deriving Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I normal curve equivalent (NCE) gains are compared to each other and to the usual Model A1 which uses national norms. The 1977-78 Title I evaluation data for Chicago students ages 9-13 were used to estimate gains. Reading and total math scores from the 1971 Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), and the 1972 ITBS Primary Battery were used. The 1977 ITBS special NCE norms were used in Model A1. Matched pre- and posttest scores were available for 18,758 students in reading and 18,533 students in math. Gains were derived from each of the four methods for each of the specified age groups and separately for those students scoring above and below the national 10th percentile. Comparison of scores for students with national norms showed that more than 60% of the students at each age level were at or below the national 10th percentile in reading, and more than 75% at each age level were at or below the national 10th percentile in math. For all ages except 13, the standard A1 method showed smaller gains than the local norm methods. For ages 9-11, the A1 national norm gains were negative. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL; Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Normal Curve Equivalent Scores; Standard Deviation; Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, CA, April 1979).