ERIC Number: ED328640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug-7
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 Migrant Education Program: Final Report.
Kauffman, Thomas B.; And Others
This report documents the implementation of the migrant education program funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation Improvement Act in the Houston (Texas) Independent School District and evaluates the program's impact on student achievement, grades, conduct, and attendance. The program offered assistance to eligible migrant children from early childhood levels through grade 12 to improve educational continuity for students who enroll in school late or withdraw early because their families travel to obtain agricultural or fishery work. Migrant education services include the following: (1) tutorial services from teacher aides; (2) counseling and family support services on a referral basis; and (3) invitations to parents to attend workshops that will show them how to become involved in the education of their children. The three specific tasks of this study were to: (1) report the number of migrant students identified; (2) document the activities of members of the staff who implement the components of the program; and (3) evaluate the effectiveness of the tutorial and counseling components via examination of the test scores, grades, attendance, and conduct of migrant students. Findings identify five areas in which resources were effectively used to meet program objectives and to indicate overall test score improvement in all subjects. Statistical data in 27 tables are included. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Compensatory Education, Counseling Services, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Spanish Speaking, Student Behavior, Tutorial Programs
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