ERIC Number: ED266085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Title IX Gender Equity Profile, 1984-85. Boulder Valley School District.
Data representing figures for the 1983-84 and 1984-85 school years indicate the degree of compliance with Title IX in Boulder Valley School District (Colorado). Findings represent three major components: (1) baseline data, which includes numbers and percentages by gender of enrollment in various courses and activities; Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) achievement similarities and differences; staffing patterns; disciplinary actions/suspensions; and school drop-out rate; (2) K-6 student-teacher interaction observations in 235 elementary class groups; and (3) questionnaires, which were distributed to all district certified employees (1566) to tap knowledge, attitudes, and interests relative to gender equity. Results suggest that of the 16 areas examined, four were found to be areas of strength, with the remaining 12 indicating a need for education, awareness, and action. Some of the report's findings indicate that although secondary teachers approached equity in terms of gender, distribution by subject area showed significant discrepancies; that there was a difference between numbers of boys and girls enrolled in 117 courses; that sex differences corresponding with traditional career choice for women were found in every area; that of four subject areas examined, statistically significant differences between CTBS scores of girls and boys were reported in three; that of the total number of students in special education, 71 percent were boys; that more boys (72 percent) were involved in events leading to written notice of suspension; that gender was a significant factor in three categories of student-teacher interaction; that more boys participated on athletic teams; and that approximately 73 percent of school and classroom environment observations were identified as reflections of gender disparity. (LH)
Descriptors: County School Districts, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Research, Males, Nondiscriminatory Education, Profiles, Public Schools, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes
Boulder Valley Public Schools, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, CO 80302.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boulder Valley School District RE-2, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Title IX Education Amendments 1972