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ERIC Number: ED310219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-27
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Allocation and Distribution of Chapter 1 Funds in New York State School Districts. Draft.
Drazen, Shelley
This draft report examines patterns in the allocation and distribution of federal compensatory education (Chapter 1) funds in New York State school districts. To preserve local control over education, Chapter 1 aid for disadvantaged students is distributed through a three-tiered system involving a federal allotment formula, state distributions, and school district distributions. However, local decisions lead to considerable variation in actual allocations of Chapter 1 resources for individual students. Results of the distributional system are that the majority of students receiving Chapter 1 services are not poor, and that small districts, rather than wealthy ones, tend to be unserved. This study examines the New York State Chapter 1 situation in terms of the following factors: (1) state and district allocation practices; (2) financial resources from federal, state, and local levels; (3) demographic factors including population, poverty, and population density; and (4) decisions at the local level. Data are analyzed individually and then combined to form a multiple regression model. Among the study's findings are that compensatory education program size is not closely linked to individual students' educational need, and that high poverty districts seem to run smaller, more expensive programs in New York State. The report includes two tables. A list of 41 references is appended. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1