ERIC Number: ED235212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
ECIA Chapter 1 Migrant: 1982-83 Final Technical Report.
Christner, Catherine A.
The Austin Independent School District presents a final technical report concerning its Chapter 1 and Chapter 1 Migrant Programs. Chapter 1 and Migrant Program Early Childhood (prekindergarten) students made impressive achievement gains that were even larger than last year's. However, students in grades 2-12 who have been served from 1 to 4 years by the Migrant Program did not make greater achievement gains from 1981 to 1982, or 1982 to 1983, than did other migrant students who have not been served. The high school Migrant Program has several weaknesses: (1) little focus on low-achieving students; (2) no discernible impact of the program on achievement; (3) considerable disparity among the number of students served by each teacher; and (4) a lower proportion of eligible students served than at the elementary and junior high levels. There is some evidence that extremely low-scoring Schoolwide Projects students (those few who are more than a year behind grade level) do not gain as much in some cases as comparable students in Regular Chapter 1 schools. The report discusses the programs in detail and includes descriptions of the instruments used in the Migrant Program (Appendices A to L). (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1