ERIC Number: ED117229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
The First Year of Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA)Implementation. Preliminary Analysis.
Coulson, John E.; And Others
This report summarizes the national implementation and impact of the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) Basic and Pilot Programs during the l973-74 school year-the first year of their operation in school districts across the nation. Sections deal with evaluation sample selection; district, community, and school characteristics; student and family characteristics; resource allocations; funds and services; basic program desegregation; student gains in achievement test scores; exploratory analyses; and summary of results. Two important facts are stressed: (1) that this report deals only with the first year of implementation, and (2) that because of difficulties in obtaining outcome data that might more directly reflect desegregation activities in the first year of the study, the present report is based on a single set of criterion measures - achievement test scores in reading and mathematics. Findings indicate that: (1)the assumption on which the legislation was based is, indeed, associated with educational disadvantages; and (2)that students in minority-isolated schools and many students in desegregated schools have needs associated with their educational and economic disadvantagement that are directly related to the objectives of the program. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bias, Disadvantaged, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Family Characteristics, Minority Group Children, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Racial Segregation, Resource Allocation, Secondary Education, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Emergency School Aid Act 1972