ERIC Number: ED262117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-7
Reference Count: N/A
Compensatory Education. Annual Program Evaluation Report, Education Consolidation and Improvement Act Chapter I, 1983-84.
California State Dept. of the Youth Authority, Sacramento.
This evaluation of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA) Chapter 1 programs in the 16 participating schools and camps of the California Youth Authority presents findings for the year 1983-84. The students enrolled in the program were severely academically disadvantaged teenagers (reading and mathematics abilities five or more grades below average for age) and had histories of criminal activities, economic hardship, family instability, or negative peer influences. The instructional program consisted of work in reading/language and math. The students were tested upon entering the program and individual assignments were made on the basis of the test findings. Individualized instruction was the most frequently used method. Approximately 4,252 students received some ECIA services during the year. Of these 2,044 received services for five months or longer and of this group 651 took pre- and post-program tests in reading, 531 in English language, and 731 in mathematics. Reading deprivation was far greater than math (21% in reading versus 8% in math scoring below a third grade level). Overall findings were that students enrolled in the program for 3 months or longer gained, on average, 1.1 months per month in all the educational components. In six of the eight sub-tests, gains exceeded the 1.1 month objective. For students enrolled five months or longer, gains were lower, with the 1.1 month goal attained only in reading comprehension, English, and math. The objective was not met in reading vocabulary, total reading and spelling (.8 months, 1.0 month, and .8 month were gained respectively). This program evaluation includes tables with details of this statistical data, recommendations for program improvement, and a reference listing. (CG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of the Youth Authority, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1