ERIC Number: ED208050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Achievement in Basic Skills Improvement, 1981.
DeMauro, Gerald E.
The status of New Jersey school districts' evaluation and reporting network of compensatory education programs is surveyed. The procedures involved in the analysis are explained, and the results are interpreted. The reported analyses compared actual student growth to growth that could be expected without Basic Skills Improvement (BSI) program intervention. In all cases, the program accelerated the acquisition of basic skills. Analyses evaluate scores from the Fall 1979 pretest and Spring 1980 posttest of students enrolled in BSI programs. Results show improvement in reading skills, language arts, and especially, computation skills. Of special interest is that districts of higher socioeconomic status outscored the means of the tests' standardization samples. The current data are consistent with previous years in showing large gains for elementary school students and smaller gains for high school students. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Research, Planning, and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I