ERIC Number: ED120334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
ESEA Title I Evaluation Report, 1974-75 [Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools].
Hellman, Mark; And Others
The 1974-75 Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I program in Charlotte-Mechlenburg included a kindergarten program with five support service components: two reading programs, two math programs, and a media production center. The greatest impact of the Title I program in reducing educational deprivation was in mathematical computation. Students in the Part A and Carry-over math lab programs gained averages of two-and-a-half to nearly five months for each month of lab participation. Progress is understandably slower in reading comprehension, a skill which requires several high order processes. Students at some grade levels averaged a month's gain in reading comprehension for each month in the lab but at other grades fell short of that mark. An individually administered word reading test was given to students at the beginning and end of the program. Both Grade 2 and 3 students gained more than a month for each month for each month in the lab. In sum, the reading lab program is making moderate progress in improving reading comprehension skills and might be making greater progress in other reading skill areas. The more complete testing to be conducted in 1975-76 will reveal this. The kindergarten program appears to have made more impact on educational deprivation in the language area than other areas in 1974-75. The Title I programs at the four non-public schools in the project were developed by the staffs of each school. (Author/JM)
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: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, Charlotte, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I