ERIC Number: ED073194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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ESEA Title I Evaluation Report: Programs for Educationally Deprived Children, September, 1971-August, 1972.
Turner, W. E.; And Others
The sixth full year of Title I, Elementary Secondary Education Act programs in Wichita, Kansas has just been completed. As in previous years, the major thrust of Title I or Project SPEEDY (Special Programs to Enhance the Education of Disadvantaged Youth) has been in the area of corrective reading and other programs designed to promote language development. While the emphasis of Federal programs has been to concentrate funds on fewer recipients, the implementation of such a policy has been made increasingly difficult by integration efforts. Because of busing, Title I services were extended to 50 additional elementary schools and 14 additional junior high schools. Title I services made available to pupils in "Extended Service" schools consisted of corrective reading instruction and attendance services. With the exceptions of corrective reading and attendance services, most other Title I activities were concentrated on the early elementary grades and pre-school. While a total of 4887 public and 291 non-public children participated in all phases of Title I, the greatest number for any single instructional program was 1703 in all levels of corrective reading. Evaluation of the corrective reading program was based on a pretest-posttest comparison of results on the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test and on the pretest-posttest gain in the instructional reading grade level which was a teacher evaluation. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. State and Federal Programs Administration.
Authoring Institution: Wichita Public Schools, KS.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I