ERIC Number: ED181086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
District Survey I. Policy Research Corporation Analyses. Final Report.
Policy Research Corp., Chicago, IL.
This study, mandated by Congress in the Education Amendments of 1974, was designed to produce estimates which describe the goals of compensatory programs, program operating characteristics, and evaluation techniques in use in compensatory programs. For the purpose of the study, the population sample was defined as all operating public school districts with grades in the K-8 range that received ESEA Title I grants or both Title I and State compensatory education grants during 1975-76. The authors caution that although the findings from this survey may suggest evaluative interpretations, the survey was not designed for program evaluation. The following are specific questions which the survey addressed: (1) What is the distribution of program goals by funding source? (2) What is the distribution of program characteristics by goal? (3) What criteria are used to select schools and students to participate in compensatory programs, and how are funding allocations determined? and (4) How are various elements of the program evaluated and what is the correspondence between (a) evaluation emphasis and procedures and (b) program goals? Data were obtained through direct interviews with persons who carry major responsibility for compensatory education programs and through content analysis of secondary sources. The primary set of tables and graphs prepared for this study are appended. (RLV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Policy Research Corp., Chicago, IL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I