ERIC Number: ED318838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter I: Extended Day On-Campus/Off-Campus Program.
Nechworth, John; And Others
This report examines the impact of the Chapter 1 Extended-School-Day On-Campus and Off-Campus programs on the academic achievement of students served during the 1988-89 school year in Houston (Texas). Both programs provided supplemental instruction in reading/language arts, mathematics, and English as a Second Language after the regular school day. A program description and an outline of the methodology are provided for each program. The evaluation of the On-Campus program produced the following findings: (1) Chapter 1 students performed better than the comparison group on the MAT-6 reading, language arts, and mathematics at grade levels two through five; and (2) first grade students scored below grade level on the MAT-6 reading and language subtests, and scored above grade level on the mathematics subtest. The evaluation of the Off-Campus program revealed the following findings: (1) a positive mean gain score on the MAT-6 reading test was achieved by the students at grade four, and a positive mean score on the MAT-6 language test was achieved by students at grade three; (2) students in grade one scored above grade level on the MAT-6 reading and language tests, and below grade level on the MAT-6 mathematics test; (3) parents reported that their children were helped by the program; (4) a majority of the parents participated in the program; (5) a majority of the students reported that they had been helped by the program; and (6) most students appeared to like the program. Thirteen tables are included. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1