ERIC Number: ED090334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Student Outcomes and Staff Attitudes in Compensatory Education in Kansas City, Missouri: A Limited Evaluation of Programs Supported by Title I and Model Cities.
Neff, Franklin W.; Ahlstrom, Winton M.
The study reported here focused on student outcomes and staff perceptions of the educational aspects of the programs funded under Model Cities and Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act. In 1966 a Division of Urban Education was established. One of the major goals was to improve instruction for inner city children. Improvement of communication skills at the elementary level was emphasized, particularly in reading. In implementing this decision, the Sullivan Programmed Reading Program was introduced to the schools in 1968. Reading specialists were assigned to each of the 13 elementary schools participating in the Title I program. Speech improvement/language development teachers were assigned to work with classroom teachers. Paraprofessional aides were recruited and trained to help classroom teachers. Resource centers were added in some schools, and more audiovisual and instructional materials were provided. An expanded in-service training program for teachers was mounted. An instructional services center to coordinate special services and assist in developing educational materials was established. The basic study of program impact was to be through comparison of scores of long term students in Title I schools, Model Cities schools, and Partial Title I schools, both sixth and third grade students. In addition; third grade data for all students in 1966 would be compared across categories. Within categories, data for 1966 third grade students would be compared with 1972 data for evidence of change. Finally, evidence of trends would be sought in school average scores for the period, 1966 through 1972. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Community Studies, Kansas City, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I