ERIC Number: ED196998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-15
Reference Count: N/A
Audit Report of the U.S. Federal District Court-Ordered Desegregation of the Dallas Independent School District, 1979-80.
Hood, Donald E.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas mandated that the report to the Court by the Dallas Independent School District describing its progress toward desegregation be reviewed by an external auditor. This report presents the auditor's findings for 1979-80. The auditor reviewed the report and conducted on-site visits to a sample of schools. Findings of the audit verified district statements that progress was being made toward compliance; transportation of students was generally accepted by pupils and parents, and utilization of special resources through the creation of magnet schools was receiving the support of school administrators and teachers. Problem areas identified by the audit included the district's failure to include evidence in its report that confirms compliance, continuing difficulty with pupil performance in reading, and an inability to reach specific ethnic quotas because of unforeseen changes in the ethnic composition of student enrollment statewide. Recommendations for continuing progress toward full compliance were made. Evaluative instruments are appended. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Dallas)