ERIC Number: ED326589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Education Evaluation Report, Chapter 1. Executive Summary.
Orr, Walter L.
This report describes and evaluates the effectiveness of programs in Delaware funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act. Where possible, Delaware program findings are compared to those of the Sustaining Effects Study, a federally funded national study of the precursor of Chapter 1, Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act. Findings of this study include the following: (1) males and minorities were disproportionately represented; (2) a substantial and consistent achievement gap exists between Chapter 1 and regular students; (3) achievement scores of students who were in the program for at least 2 years showed about average achievement gains with the exception of grade 3 mathematics, where there was a loss of 11 NCE points; (4) achievement gains of students "promoted out" of the program rose in total reading and fell in total math and basic battery, while those of students retained in the program fell in all areas; (5) students in nonpublic Chapter 1 mathematics programs showed greater achievement gains than those in reading programs; and (6) overall, Chapter 1 achievement gains seemed to be most pronounced in the primary grades. The report includes nine tables, five graphs, and an appendix listing 17 nonpublic Delaware schools in which remedial services are provided. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Sustaining Effects Survey