ERIC Number: ED022975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Survey and Analyses of Results from Title I Funding for Compensatory Education. Final Report.
General Electric Co., Washington, DC. TEMPO.
The aim of the study was to provide the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare with evidence as to the productivity of compensatory education (CE) programs for disadvantaged children, particularly the effects of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 during its first year and a half. Data were collected on pupil performance and exposure to CE in 11 school districts (132 schools); in addition to achievement test scores for 1965-66 and 1966-67, information was gathered on the characteristics of the pupils, their schools, and their communities. Results indicated: (1) a slight decline in average pupil achievement level in the sample schools; (2) a slight improvement in achievement of pupils at the lowest achievement levels in their respective grades; and (3) considerable variation in changes in achievement among school districts. Preliminary results suggested that the amount of improvement was related to level of Title I expenditures. The overall study provided evidence that more specific studies were needed to properly evaluate the effects of Title I. Appendices contain technical discussions as well as supporting material for the main text. (JAM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Achievement Tests, Community Characteristics, Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education, Data Analysis, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Environmental Influences, Federal Aid, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Surveys
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: General Electric Co., Washington, DC. TEMPO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I