ERIC Number: ED213813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Sustaining Effects Study: An Interim Report.
Carter, Launor F.
This interim report summarizes the procedures and results of the Sustaining Effects Study (SES) on Compensatory Education, conducted at selected elementary schools during the 1967-77 school year. Data from the study are presented for the following findings: (1) poor and educationally needy children are the principal recipients of Compensatory Education (CE) and Title I services; (2) CE is an amalgam of diverse services, and CE students receive more instruction in reading and math in smaller classes than do non-CE students; (3) CE improves reading achievement in grades 1-3 and math performance in all the elmentary grades; (4) students promoted out of CE programs continue to perform at a relatively higher level; and (5) it is unrealistic to expect much academic growth over the summer, The characteristics of CE students, including economic status, educational attainments, family income, sex, and place of residence are examined and related to achievement levels in mathematics and reading. The instructional approaches and activities of Title I students and regular students are compared. Instructional and cost effectiveness of CE services, the relationship between instructional costs and achievement, and the nature of achievement growth over the summer are also examined. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Evaluation (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: For related documents, see ED 146 182-183, ED 155 300, ED 163 128 and UD 022 122-128.