ERIC Number: ED218040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Report on ESEA, Title I Migrant, 1980-81 (Texas).
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
During 1980-81, 189 Texas school districts and 6 special projects provided programs designed to meet the needs of 111,703 migrant children. Programs provided instructional (reading, mathematics, English language arts) and noninstructional support (dental and medical services, transportation, clothing) services. Parental involvement and student recruitment were emphasized. Summer school programs offered instructional enrichment, physical education, and recreational activities to 6,843 migrant students. Results of the Texas Assessment of Basic Skills (TABS), administered to fifth and ninth grade students, indicated lower percentages of migrant children mastered reading, arithmetic, and writing objectives. Fifth grade data indicated migrant students mastered reading skills using context clues (66%), distinguishing fact and non-fact (22%), spelling (89%), punctuation (32%), adding whole numbers (85%), and interpreting place values (19%). Ninth grade data indicated 75% were able to follow written directions, 26% mastered distinguishing fact and non-fact, 82% mastered capitalization, 29% demonstrated correct English usage, and 91% were able to add and subtract whole numbers. Solving personal finance problems was mastered by 19% of the students. Tabular data cover regular school term enrollment by grade, ethnicity, and program component; test percentages for fall-to-spring and spring-to-spring testing; and test percentages for fifth grade writing and math and ninth grade reading, writing, and math. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: ESEA Title I Migrant Programs; Texas
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