ERIC Number: ED337530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Success Stories: A Case Study of Compensatory Education in Elementary Schools. Final Program Evaluation Report.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
A statewide evaluation of compensatory education programs was initiated during the 1985-86 school year to identify effective compensatory education practices. This final report summarizes study background, strategies, and findings through Phase III (1988-89) of the study. Recommendations are made for effective compensatory education programs in elementary schools. An estimated 675,000 students were served by compensatory education programs in Texas in the 1986-87 school year. This study deviates from the traditional approach of focusing on federally-funded programs, as it defines compensatory education more broadly, considering all students who are not performing satisfactorily regardless of program funding. Bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language programs are not included. Collected data identify above-average programs. A case study approach to seven schools allows preparation of a typology of effective elementary education programs, which is presented in chart form. In 1986-87, over 50% of the students at these schools were minority students, and at all but one of the schools, a majority of students was eligible for free and reduced-price lunches. Four illustrations and 15 tables of statistical data are included. A 49-item list of references is also included. Four appendices provide supplemental information and summaries of findings from Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III of the 3-year evaluation. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.