ERIC Number: ED199224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
A Systematic Approach for Measuring Sustained Effect and for Comparing Compensatory Education Programs Using Achievement Test Data.
The system discussed in this paper was successfully used to track approximately 17,000 students participating in various educational programs and to measure their gains through achievement test results. It was developed for a school district with twelve supplementary instruction programs, and has been in use since the 1975-76 school year. The evaluation method was used to fulfill federal reporting requirements and to conduct longitudinal studies in measuring the impact of instructional programs. Programs in which kindergarten through high school students were tracked included: Title I, Title VII, State Bilingual, Migrant, and Experimental Schools. Inservice training was conducted to familiarize teachers and counselors with the materials required in the process. Greater speed in reporting test results, and increased specificity of scores for each student helped to alleviate teacher resistance to the extra record keeping involved. Appendices include a list of references, examples of scoring sheets, program code numbers, a list of the scoring codes, their corresponding programs, and the matching design. (FG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Bilingual Education, Compliance (Legal), Computer Assisted Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Experimental Programs, Federal Programs, Longitudinal Studies, Measurement Techniques, Migrant Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Districts
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 20, San Antonio, TX.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Dallas, TX, January 29-31, 1981).