ERIC Number: ED243241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Paperwork and Administrative Burden for School Districts under Title I. A Special Report from the Title I District Practices Study.
Rezmovic, Victor; Keesling, J. Ward
This report considers how local Title I administrators allocate time responsibilities, how burdensome and important they find the various Title I requirements, and what effects they expect the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act to have on paperwork and administrative burden. Data include mail questionnaires returned by a national sample of 1,769 Title I directors and interviews of Title I directors in 100 districts. Among the findings are that over 50 percent of the directors spend up to 25 percent of their time administering the Title I program. Of time spent administering Title I, 26 percent is typically devoted to supervising the instructional program, 25 percent to writing applications and reports, 13 percent to budget management, 12 percent to evaluation, 10 percent to parent involvement, and 14 percent to activities including hiring, training, and dealing with officials. Time spent administering Title I varies considerably by district size. Directors ranked evaluation and student selection as the most necessary and most burdensome requirements, and comparability and parent involvement as least necessary and most burdensome. A brief bibliography is included, and relevant pages of the questionnaire are appended. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Block Grants, Compensatory Education, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, National Surveys, Parent Participation, Program Administration, School Districts
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Comparability; Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I
Note: For related documents, see EA 016 733-741.