ERIC Number: ED210369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-15
Reference Count: 0
Greater Use of Exemplary Education Programs Could Improve Education for Disadvantaged Children. Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This report by the Comptroller General to the United States Congress discusses the review made of the Department of Education's National Diffusion Network, particularly its efforts to improve Title I reading programs through information dissemination on exemplary projects. Chapter one examines the Department of Education's dissemination activities, administration of Title I responsibilities and objectives, scope, and methodology of Title I projects. Chapter two discusses the need to improve the effectiveness of existing programs through the increased and more cost effective use of exemplary projects. Chapter three discusses the lack of adequate evaluations criteria for assessing project effectiveness, the need to improve the monitoring of State Title I activities, the differences in local project evaluations, and the need to improve network data on exemplary projects. Following a concluding chapter are appendices which discuss the selection of school districts used for site visits and analyze the reading achievement gains of Title I students in thirteen school districts. The last appendix is a letter from the Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education in the Department of Education which comments on a draft report of this document. (JCD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination, Models, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Reading Programs, State Action
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; National Diffusion Network Programs