ERIC Number: ED251582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Chapter 1 in Oregon. Facts and Figures, 1982-83.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
A profile of Oregon's Chapter 1 programs during the 1982-83 school year is provided. During that year, 8 percent of all Oregon students participated in Chapter 1 programs, and 21 percent of these belonged to an ethnic minority. Of the students who received Chapter 1 instruction, 59 percent had help in reading, 24 percent received help with math skills, and the remaining 17 percent worked on language arts or other subjects. Chapter 1 programs employed over 2,000 persons as teachers, aides, administrators, and other staff during 1982-83. Aides formed the largest employee group, and certified teachers formed the next largest. Most Chapter 1 students received "pullout" instruction. Chapter 1 programs were usually small, with two-thirds of the districts having ten or fewer students enrolled at each grade level. Over half of all public schools conducted programs, most running for 32 weeks. While elementary students in Chapter 1 programs typically spent 2.5 hours per week in a program class, high school students typically spent 4 hours. The highest percentage of students came from early grades. In 1982-83, Chapter 1 programs were generally effective in improving the achievement level of participating students. Oregon's results compared favorably with those of other states, especially in reading (at most grade levels). (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act chapter 1; Oregon