ERIC Number: ED308236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 Reading and Mathematics Achievement: 1987-1988. Report No. 8902.
Davidoff, Stephen H.
The major purpose of this inquiry was to examine the impact of Chapter 1 services upon student achievement in reading and mathematics in the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) School District during the 1987-88 school year. The program affects 162 schools and more than 50,000 children by providing services to those having the lowest academic achievement in schools with the greatest concentration of students from low-income families. The 1986-87 evaluation suggested that there were differences in achievement that should be considered preliminary unless replicated during 1987-88. Data sources for the 1987-88 study included the Pupil Directory Information System, City-Wide Testing Program, Data Confirmation Lists, and High School Roster File. Prior to 1986, the Chapter 1 evaluation analysis indicated that there were no important differences across project types as far as student achievement was concerned. Data from the 1986-87 evaluation indicated that there were differences across project types. The 1987-88 results do not replicate the 1986-87 findings for: benchmark (reading and mathematics); elementary mathematics resource teachers; and Option 4 mathematics. The findings for Option 4 reading and Junior/Middle school mathematics projects were note replicated. Data are presented via five tables and four graphs. (TJH)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Compensatory Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Reading, School Districts, Secondary School Students, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1