ERIC Number: ED209390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Projection of Low-Achieving Students in Seattle Public Schools. ESEA Title I Needs Assessment. Report No. 78-7.
Wood, Lee Hillman; Glascock, Jane
This report describes the distribution of Seattle, Washington's low achieving students for 1978-79 as expected after desegregation. Attention is paid to the effect of desegregation on Title I services. Major topics addressed are the demographic characteristics of low achievers, and the changes in Title I eligibility resulting from the desegregation plan. The report indicates that the desegregation plan will cause more even distribution of high achievers and low achievers, but the number of students requiring compensatory education will remain the same. Statistics on ethnic distribution show that black, native American, Hispanic, and Samoan students were overrepresented in the low achievement category, while whites, Chinese, and Japanese were underrepresented. Data on student mobility reveal high mobility in areas of low income and low achievement, and it is expected that desegregation will more evenly distribute student mobility. Information on student income levels shows high concentrations of poverty in the Central Area and South end of Seattle; these demographic statistics are expected to decrease after desegregation. Finally, the paper states that changes in school Title I eligibility will result in six to seven percent increase in the number of eligible children. (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Desegregation Effects, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Ethnic Distribution, Low Achievement, Low Income Groups, Needs Assessment, School Demography, School Desegregation, Statistical Distributions, Student Mobility, Student Needs, Urban Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Management Information Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I