ERIC Number: ED086771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Annual Report of Programs for the Disadvantaged in Texas. ESEA Title I, 1972-73.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Evaluation.
Learning problems of 392,317 students in Texas were diagnosed as being severe enough to require special treatment under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I Regular, during the 1972-73 school year. This number, 14 percent of the 2.8 million students enrolled in public schools in Texas, represented a concentrated effort to serve pupils with the greatest needs on identified campuses which received a total of 60.2 million dollars from this funding source. According to a random sampling of school districts which received E.S.E.A., Title I funds, test data to provide evidence of the effect of these funds in the areas of reading and mathematics were received from 79 percent of these districts and represented 14 percent of the estimated 285,000 students served in reading and mathematics programs. Test data available revealed that the combined strategies in reading yielded, on the average, 0.8 of one month's gain per each month of instruction and in mathematics, 0.7 of one month's gain per month of instruction. More than 80 percent of all E.S.E.A., Title I funds were expended for instruction. Reading received the largest proportion of these instructional fund (61.7 percent). In nonpublic schools, approximately 90 percent of all funds expended were for instruction. Approximately 36,500 students were served in summer school operations. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I