ERIC Number: ED090347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb-15
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Evaluation of Project Trend.
Unco, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report is a descriptive evaluation of the five pilot sites of Project TREND (Targeting Resources on the Educational Needs of the Disadvantaged). The five Local Education Agency (LEA) pilot sites are the educational systems of: (1) Akron, Ohio; (2) El Paso, Texas; (3) Newark, New Jersey; (4) Portland, Oregon; and, (5) San Jose (Unified), California. The study also included the assessment of Project TREND activities of the Office of Education as well as the State Education Agencies (SEA) associated with the participatory sites above. The Commissioner of Education has provided support and Title III, 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, provided the funds for all five TREND first-round sites. TREND is an attempt to simplify and establish a rational framework for subsidizing special educational programs for disadvantaged students. TREND is fundamentally a management process which evolved from five years of experience of local school systems. The TREND process consists of planning for and implementing several tasks, which provide a substantial, rational basis for the development of a comprehensive child development strategy. TREND calls for the design and implementation of a child-centered needs assessment, which is to become accomplished by a survey of the needs of the target population. The analysis of the needs assessment serves as the basis for setting priorities, goals, and objectives. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Unco, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III