ERIC Number: ED120687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns in ESEA Title I Reading Achievement.
Thomas, Thomas C.; Pelavin, Sol H.
This report describes and interprets the reading achievement rates of Title I participants over a period of six years beginning with the school year 1968-69. The primary data source consisted of 283 ESEA Title I evaluation reports for the years 1969-1974, supplemented by information from the state Title I offices. From pretest and posttest data average monthly gains in grade equivalents were calculated by year and grade. The average of the reported monthly gains are consistently near a 1.1 month gain for each month in Title I across grades and years (1971-1974). In terms of the unofficial standard of success, which is a month's gain for a month in the program, Title I can be judged a significant success. However, evidence is presented that the expected achievement pattern of the disadvantaged student changes to lowered achievement during summer periods without reading instruction. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I