ERIC Number: ED224863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Planning Report for FY '82 and Beyond Title I.
Mertz, Ronald E.; Dawson, Monte E.
This report discusses Title I programs currently operating in the St. Louis, Missouri, public schools and analyzes various budgeting options that would permit administrators to maintain educational quality in the face of reduced funding. Detailed descriptions, including data on pupil achievement, cost effectiveness, and implementation problems, are provided for Title I reading and mathematics programs, as well as for extended day preschool, kindergarten, and summer school programs. These are followed by an analysis of effects on program quality of three options: (1) service reduction in all programs; (2) selective reduction of programs; or (3) increased student/teacher ratios. Finally, the following recommendations are offered: (1) student/teacher ratio should be increased in all programs; (2) the after-school program should become the predominant Title I program in grades 1-8; (3) the least effective reading subprograms should be phased out; and (4) Title I activities should increasingly focus on pupils below the third grade level. (GC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Financial Problems, Kindergarten, Mathematics, Preschool Education, Program Budgeting, Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Student Teacher Ratio, Summer Programs
Jossey-Bass, Inc., 433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($15.95 for complete study).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY. Education and Research Div.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Research Inst., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Saint Louis City School District MO
Note: In: Minorities in American Higher Education. Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, May 1982.