ERIC Number: ED337537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Sustained Effects of Chapter 1 Participation 1987-1990. Evaluation Report.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
This study is designed to meet the evaluation requirement of Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, which mandated that every 3 years a determination must be made of whether or not improved performance is sustained over more than 1 year from programs funded under this Act. The Saginaw program funded by Chapter 1 is titled Academic Achievement. Its purpose is to improve the reading and mathematics achievement of a designated number of educationally disadvantaged students. Since 1979, the Academic Achievement program has served approximately 2,000 students in kindergarten through grade 9 each year. Chapter 1 activities included pretests and posttests to measure program effects, with a third data collection at least 1 year later using the California Achievement Test. Results indicate that for both reading and mathematics during the year, students generally shows gains in program participation and losses in terms of sustained effects. Recommendations are made to improve the long-term implementation and impact of the Academic Achievement program and to produce better sustained-effects results. Statistical data are presented in ten tables and four graphs. A six-item list of references is included. An appendix presents a table reflecting error in estimating achievement gains for Chapter 1 students. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Saginaw City School System MI; Sustaining Effects Study