ERIC Number: ED116171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Reading Activities Funded under the Federal Program of Aid for Educationally Deprived Children, Office of Education, Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare. Report to Congress.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The overall effectiveness of the Title I program is questionable, according to this report to Congress. Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act authorizes federal financial assistance for programs designed to meet the special educational needs of educationally deprived children living in areas with high concentrations of children from low-income families. In spite of recent criticism of reading achievement tests, the Office of Education believes it is fair to regard change in reading achievement as the best indicator of program effectiveness because most of the objective evidence from state educational agencies and local educational agencies is from reading test scores. Two recent OE funded studies, which attempted to synthesize the findings from local, state, and federal evaluations, concluded that a positive program impact was evidenced in a few states and in scattered projects in other states. However, because there were no accepted criteria for determining what constitutes a successful program, it was not concluded whether the overall program was successful. (RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I