ERIC Number: ED238959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary Enrichment Program (Reading, Math, Language Arts); Middle School and High School Program (Reading/Language Arts). PL 81-874 Program. Title I Final Evaluation Report, 1979-80.
Public Affairs Research Inst., Wellesley, MA.
In this report, Boston's Title I Elementary Enrichment Program (reading, math, and language arts), Middle and High School Program (reading/language arts), and the PL 81-874 Program (reading/language arts) for 1979-80 are examined. Elementary reading and language arts students had mixed gains, while math students at all elementary levels exceeded the stated program success criterion. At the middle school level, reading students generally exceeded the expected criterion, while at the high school level reading gains were not as large or consistent. Middle and high school language arts students had mixed gains. Overall, the Elementary Enrichment and Middle and High School Programs were well organized and administered, though some teachers did not believe the programs served those most in need. Parent-community relations at both elementary and secondary levels improved during the year with the formation of Parent Advisory Councils in most schools. The PL 81-874 Program was modeled after the Title I High School Program but funded under the Low Rent Housing section of PL 81-874. Students generally exceeded the expected program success criteria in reading, but language arts gains were mixed. The PL 81-874 Program suffered from a variety of implementation problems in the areas of communication, materials and supplies, instructional program, parent involvement, and selection and scheduling of students. These problems can be directly traced to serious administrative and supervisory deficiencies. Examination of Boston's selection and evaluation testing across programs shows the need for some modification. (CMG)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, High Schools, Language Arts, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, Test Selection
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Authoring Institution: Public Affairs Research Inst., Wellesley, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)