ERIC Number: ED312340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 and Chapter 1 Migrant Evaluation Findings. 1988-89. Publication No. 88.03.
Christner, Catherine; And Others
This document comprises a report on the evaluation of the 1988-89 compensatory elementary education programs in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act. The programs comprised provision of reading instruction to disadvantaged elementary students and a separate component that provided reading instruction to migrant students. The following major findings are reported: (1) reading students in grades 2-6 made impressive gains in grade equivalents in reading comprehension when compared to the typical gain for low-achievers; (2) the number of students in grade 1 who mastered the TEAMS reading test increased when compared to 1987-88, but the mastery percentages for students in grades 3 and 5 decreased; (3) of the 732 students served in 1987-88, 123 (17 percent) were no longer eligible in both 1988 and 1989, 320 (44 percent) were eligible in 1988 but not 1989, 170 (23 percent) were not eligible in 1988 but became eligible in 1989, and 119 (16 percent) remained eligible in both 1988 and 1989; (4) the number of parents participating in the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings and training sessions more than doubled from 1987-88 to 1988-89 and the number of migrant parents nearly doubled over the same time period; (5) new ways to provide instructional services to migrant students need to be identified because only about one-fourth of eligible students received services from the Migrant Program during the regular school year. Statistical data are included on 15 tables and graphs. The results of surveys of teachers and program administrators are given in two attachments, and a list of participating schools, a list of definitions of terms used in the report, and an eight-item bibliography are also provided. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1