ERIC Number: ED204452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Title I Achievement as Related to Program and School Attendance. Revised.
Ziomek, Robert L.; Schoenenberger, William J.
School district personnel responsible for administering Title I programs recognize that for a student to take advantage of remediation the individual must be present for instruction. Many evaluations of Title I programs have attributed increased achievement to increased attendance, without explicitly investigating this assumed relationship. This paper describes a study which examined this assumption and discusses methodological implications for improving future evaluations of Title I programs. Although low correlations are shown between attendance rates and achievement, the assumption that attendance enhances achievement is supported. Nonetheless a break-even point probably exists such that more classroom time results in little additional achievement. It is thus important to determine what types of learning and instructional activities provide the basis for optional learning and subsequent achievement for educationally disadvantaged children. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Iowa (Des Moines)
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