ERIC Number: ED327629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 Instructional Program Final Report 1989/90.
Nechworth, John; And Others
This report examines the impact of instructional programs funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act on the academic achievement of students served in the Houston (Texas) Independent School District during the 1989-90 school year. The Chapter 1 programs provided supplemental remedial instruction in reading/language arts, mathematics, English as a second language (ESL), and bilingual education for elementary school pupils who are economically and educationally disadvantaged. Instruction was provided through either a reach-in model or a regroup model, or through a combination of these approaches; in addition, extended-day classes were available on several campuses. The specific tasks for this inquiry were the following: (1) to describe Chapter 1 instructional programs as implemented within schoolwide and nonschoolwide instructional models; (2) to compare the impact of schoolwide and nonschoolwide approaches on reading/language arts instruction; (3) to compare the impact of schoolwide and nonschoolwide approaches on mathematics instruction; and (4) to evaluate the impact of Chapter 1 instruction on individual students by determining the number of students who moved closer to the non-Chapter 1 population on measures of academic achievement. Eight research questions are addressed and three recommendations offered. Statistical data are presented in 10 tables. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Analysis of Covariance, Bilingual Education, Compensatory Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Remedial Programs, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Houston Independent School District TX