ERIC Number: ED233042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Title I Evaluation Data from 1979-80 and 1980-81.
Anderson, Judith I.
The Title I Evaluation and Reporting System (TIERS) under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first required project participation and achievement data from the states for the 1979-80 school year. Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 (ECIA) repealed the requirements for use of federally mandated evaluation models. This paper notes the variation in state Title I gains over 2 years. Achievement information included state and project level aggregates for reading, mathematics, and language arts in grades 2 through 12 for the states, and grades 2,6, and 10 for the project level. The data set of achievement for 1979-80 and 1980-81 data from 24 states, received by the fall of 1982, were examined. Differences between the estimates of gain for the 2 years were minimal, with the largest being for grade 12 annual reading. Results are expected to vary from year to year, but there seems to be a tendency to interpret both state and local results as absolutes. (CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Data Interpretation; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).