ERIC Number: ED209401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Seattle Compensatory Education Program, 1978-79: Needs, Effectiveness and Program Improvement. Report No. 80-6.
Wood, Lee; Reed, Henry
This report describes the system of compensatory services offered to students in Seattle, Washington during the 1978-79 school year. The analysis focuses on programs which have evolved according to district identified student needs and program goals rather than according to funding sources. Reflecting that emphasis, the report begins with a description of student needs based on an assessment survey administered to school district principals and an assessment with objective data such as student test scores, income levels, and language backgrounds. In the second section, a summary of compensatory programs and their funding sources are found. Various program intervention strategies and program organizations are also outlined. The final section presents an evaluation of Seattle's network of compensatory programs and concentrates on the basic skills category which serves the greatest number of students. A summary with recommendations for improving programs concludes the report. (Author/APM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Achievement, Needs Assessment, Principals, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Demography, School District Spending
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Seattle Public Schools, WA. Dept. of Planning, Research, and Evaluation.