ERIC Number: ED083338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Compensatory Education in Connecticut, 1971-72. Programs Supported by the Connecticut State Act for Disadvantaged Children and Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Compensatory and Community Educational Services.
During the 1971-72 school year, public and nonpublic schools of Connecticut provided compensatory education help for 50,690 pupils funded in part under ESEA Title I. The programs sought to bring about increased school success for pupils whose school achievement was restricted by economic, social, linguistic or environmental disadvantages. Public and nonpublic school end-of-year evaluations provided the data analyzed in this report. Also, two years of data were gathered separately for 1,896 pupils who received the services of 1970-71 compensatory programs. Average test gain scores in grade equivalent units were calculated for the combined pupils of each program and were the means of judging the effectiveness of programs. Ninety programs were identified as more effective efforts of compensatory education in the schools of the state. Most were reading help programs; however, math, language, and preschool programs were also identified. Median test gains in reading and math for all compensatory efforts in the state equaled or exceeded a rate of a year's achievement per year for both public and nonpublic school programs in 1971-72. These test gains were based on pre-post testing with intervals of a year or less between testing. When the interval between testing extended over a two year period such as it did for the 1896 pupils followed-up from the 1970-71 more effective compensatory programs, achievement gains appeared to be much closer to just under a year's growth per year for disadvantaged children. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Compensatory and Community Educational Services.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I