ERIC Number: ED113393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Title I, ESEA Program in Minneapolis: 1973-74. An Evaluation.
Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Focusing on the basic skills of reading and mathematics, identified as major problems by a fall 1973 needs assessment of the Minneapolis Public Schools, more than 600 Title I supported staff worked to improve the achievement of these children in 43 public and parochial schools. Attempts to measure impact were made, and a number of individual projects were evaluated. Substantial gains for children in grades 7-9 were noted, but these gains could not be attributed solely to the Title I effort. Gains were also noted for several projects involving elementary school children. Three of the five program objectives for 1973-74 were reached. Title I children in 1973-74 did at least as well as Title I children in 1972-73. Title I children maintained their distance relative to non-Title I children. Students in secondary school programs made substantial gains. Long term test score trends showed growth in grades 1-3 for Title I and non-Title I schools. Achievement trend lines for grade 5 and 6 appear flat. Data were not available for grade 4. Evidence suggests that although Title I children in Minneapolis are not falling further behind their non-Title I classmates, changes in student populations suggest that the gap will widen. Recommendations are made. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Objectives, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics, Minority Group Children, Parochial Schools, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Reading, Resource Allocation, Student Needs, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Education for the Disadvantaged.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I