ERIC Number: ED214953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Utilization and Effects of Alternative Measures of Comparability: Executive Summary.
Ellman, Fran; And Others
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I, providing grants to state and local school districts to benefit educationally deprived children in low-income areas, the Educational Amendments of 1978 comparability provision is assessed in determining equality of funded services with non-titled school districts and to identify possible provision alternatives. The extent of administrative burden created by comparability; conflict with other educational programs; and the distribution of resources under the existing provision are analyzed and major findings are given. Implementing processes, enrollment size and staff or other resources are examined. Among the study limitations are the narrow focus on the provision alternatives, the effect of a burden or negative impact model, and the factors of size and structure in the study sample. Data qualities and the study's timing with changes in resource allocations, as well as misunderstandings by the districts of existing and alternative provisions, are further limitations. Seven charts detail the study mandate and comparability provision changes, criteria, implementation, and impact as discussed in the text. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AUI Policy Research, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Education Amendments 1978; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: Small print in Figures 1, 4, 6, and 7.