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ERIC Number: ED154950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-30
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: 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