ERIC Number: ED231842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Conducting Statewide LEA Title I Sustained Effects Studies.
Haenn, Joseph F.; And Others
Like the Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I, the Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1 requires school districts to determine at least once every 3 years whether Title I achievement gains are sustained over a period of 12 months or more. A local education agency (LEA) has considerable flexibility in the approach it takes in such a study. Among some options are whether to use data only on Title I, or to include former Title I or non-Title I students; focus on one or multiple grade levels; and focus on one or multiple subject areas. The Pennsylvania Sustained Effects Evaluation Model and handbook were developed for the Pennsylvania Department of Education by the Regional Technical Assistance Center to allow LEAs to use existing Title I evaluation data. Pretest and posttest standardized achievement data were used. The model was used to determine whether students who completed the third grade Title I reading program in 1979-80 sustained their achievement gains as fourth graders. Analysis of the data generated by this study supports Title I program effectiveness. Not only were positive annual results obtained, but they were sustained over at least 2 years of program participation. This study also demonstrated that a statewide model for conducting sustained effects evaluations can be successfully implemented. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Sustaining Effects Study
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983); Some tables may be marginally legible due to small print.