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ERIC Number: ED154950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
ESEA Title I Project. 1975-1976 Final Report, June 30, 1976.
Brooks, Thomas; Drezek, Stan
Evaluation of Austin Independent School District's 1975-76 Title I program served three basic functions: accountability, process evaluation, and program planning. The program consisted of five components: more effective learning in basic skills, guidance and counseling, parental involvement, and two small non-public school components. Major objectives were to: improve Kindergarten students' knowledge of basic concepts, the vocabulary and reading comprehension of first through fourth grade students, and students' language and mathematics skills; improve chronic student absenteeism; increase acceptable student social behavior and attendance; increase parental support; assist parents in obtaining social services. Of the 4,800 students participating in the program, 90% were minority students. Evaluation data were gathered from standardized tests (the California Achievement Test and the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts) and teacher ratings of students' behavior using a normed classroom behavior checklist. Findings included: there was no evidence in either short or long-term studies of reading achievement to indicate that the relatively unique reading programs at individual schools had any consistent effects on achievement; the average grade equivalent months gain per month of instruction was approximately .69 to .76 at second and third grade and between .3 and .6 at fourth grade; there was no evidence that counseling affected students' acceptable classroom behavior or attendance. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Asian Americans, Attendance, Black Students, Counseling Effectiveness, Educational Programs, Elementary Education, Guidance Programs, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Spanish Speaking, Special Programs, Student Behavior
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I