ERIC Number: ED336437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
ECIA Chapter 1. Target Area Selection for 1990-1991. Report No. 90-92--Revised.
The Seattle (Washington) Public Schools receive Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA) Chapter 1 funds annually for remedial instruction of low-achieving students in economically disadvantaged areas. To obtain these funds, the district must determine which of its schools are target areas; that is, which schools have students with family income levels below the citywide average for their respective grade spans. This document reports the results of this selection process for 1990-1991. To determine which schools meet low-income criteria in accordance with ECIA requirements, the Seattle Public Schools use the following procedures: (1) all students, except preschool and kindergarten students, enrolled in a Seattle public school offering a lunch program are aggregated by their attended school; (2) target schools are selected on the basis of the percentage of students enrolled in each school who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches; and (3) schools are selected only if their percentage of eligible students is greater than the average for schools of a particular level: elementary, middle, or secondary. Thirty-seven of the 70 elementary schools, 11 of the 23 middle schools, and nine of the 22 high schools in the Seattle system were found to be eligible for ECIA Chapter 1 funds and services. Three tables of statistical data are included. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Management Information Services.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Seattle Public Schools WA