ERIC Number: ED165967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A National Evaluation Survey of Projects Funded Under Title IV, Part A of the Indian Education Act of 1972. Executive Summary.
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.; Communication Technology Corp., Marlton, NJ.
Investigators used 7 data collection instruments to survey a sample of 223 local education agencies receiving funds under the Indian Education Act, Title IV, Part A, in order to describe the effectiveness of projects so funded, provide management and grant administration information to the Office of Indian Education, determine the feasibility of impact evaluation of the program, and document the interrelationship of federal programs supporting Indian educational policy. Results of analysis regarding the last objective proved inconclusive. Among the findings, reflected in the 41 conclusions, were that: there were regional differences in project emphasis, there were more effective programs in large urban districts for overcoming academic differences and providing support services, a large amount (75%) of funding at the local level was used for staffing, there was greater parent committee involvement in districts where per pupil expenditure was over $1,000, and there was inconsistent reporting of fiscal data by local districts. Ten recommendations included augmenting the level of program funding, identifying and assessing the special education needs of Indian children, subjecting Title IV Part A to impact evaluation, and increasing the Office of Indian Education staff. Most of the tables referred to in the summary are contained in appendices to the Final Report. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal Regulation, Government School Relationship, National Surveys, Program Evaluation, School Districts
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.; Communication Technology Corp., Marlton, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Education Act 1972