ERIC Number: ED238965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary and Secondary Programs, ESEA Title I. Final Report, 1982.
Vazquez-Nuttall Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.
Boston's 1981-82 Title I program, consisting of supplementary reading instruction in the elementary grades and reading and language arts at the middle and secondary levels, is evaluated in this report. In the elementary grades, the average pre-post test gain was well above the program success criterion. On the average, a greater percentage of parochial students than public or private school students accomplished the reading performance objectives. In the middle schools, the average pre-post gain was also well above the program success criterion. A greater proportion of parochial school and reading lab students than public school and regular Title I students accomplished the performance objectives. In the high schools, the average pre-post gain exceeded the target except in Grade 12 for language arts. Overall, more public than parochial school students accomplished the performance objectives. On the average, there appeared to be a relationship between attendance and pre-post gains at the elementary and high school levels. Reading scores declined for students in the Potentially Gifted Program (a Title I pilot program), although actual posttest scores were about the same as for the regular Title I comparison group. A much higher proportion of pilot program students were above the target criteria in reading performance objectives than were regular Title I students. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Authoring Institution: Vazquez-Nuttall Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)