ERIC Number: ED345378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 2 Federal, State, and Local Partnership for Educational Improvement: Evaluation of Program Effectiveness for School Year 1990-91.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The evaluation of Chapter 2 program effectiveness for 1990-91 was conducted to comply with the accountability measures established by Congress in 1988. This report presents evaluation research findings concerning Chapter 2 programs implemented by local school districts and Chapter 2 discretionary projects directed by the Texas Education Agency in 1990-91. The evaluation research plan for Texas was developed in accordance with State Advisory Committee recommendations regarding data collection from local school districts with Chapter 2 programs in six targeted areas: (1) programs to provide services for at-risk students; (2) training and professional development programs for educational personnel; (3) innovative programs including those for "effective schools"; (4) programs that enhance personal excellence of students and student achievement; (5) innovative projects to enhance the educational program and climate of the school; and (6) acquisition of instructional and educational matterials. Questionnaires were mailed to 50 out of 1,041 districts that implemented Chapter 2 programs, and site visits were made in 10 of the sample districts. The assessment scope was confined to short-term or intermediate impacts. Data indicated that the schools were conscientious about applying Chapter 2 funds and evaluating programs. The local school districts and private nonprofit schools participating in the evaluation study conducted programs that varied in scope and depth and shared objectives related to improving existing educational programs and influencing students' educational experiences. Chapter 2 programs contributed significantly to school districts' students, faculty, and staff. Evaluation of discretionary projects was equally positive. Appendices list participating districts and demographic profiles, and present letters and instructions, survey instruments, and a statewide summary of Chapter 2 targeted assistance programs. (MLH)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Program Evaluation, School Districts, State Legislation, Surveys
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.