ERIC Number: ED255353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Program for Migrant Children's Education: A National Profile.
Plato, Kathleen C.
To examine the diversity and productivity of the Educational Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA) Chapter 1 Migrant Education Program, three types of information were drawn from states' applications and end-of-year evaluation reports: state program descriptive data, student service data, and student impact data. The Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS) reports and statistical information from National Education Association profiles also were used. Data were collected from the 1981 fiscal year encompassing the 1980-1981 school year (September 1, 1980-December 31, 1981). Since in 1981 Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Hawaii did not receive grant awards, data from these states were not obtained. In addition, several states were in the first year of program operation and state data collection systems were not formulated. A review of the activities indicated that extensive, supplementary educational services were rendered to migrant children via state migrant education programs. Data indicated that in fiscal 1981: 618,526 children and young adults were eligible for service and were registered on the MSRTS (duplicated count); 392,824 children were registered with a grade level designation; 225,752 migrant children were served in regular year reading programs in 38 states; 43,450 general health screenings were provided; and 35,307 migrant children received dental screenings. (NQA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Enrollment, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migration Patterns, Personnel, Profiles, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Summer Programs, Supplementary Education, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.