ERIC Number: ED334289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Accountability Requirement for Schoolwide Projects.
Davis, Alan; Quilling, Mary R.
Schoolwide projects may use Chapter 1 resources to improve the entire educational program of a school. In this respect they differ from other Chapter 1 projects in which resources are used to provide additional services only to students identified as educationally disadvantaged. It is possible that educationally disadvantaged students, who are the focus of P.L. 100-297, will receive less direct educational benefit in a schoolwide project. To protect against this, schoolwide projects are subject to additional accountability requirements: each schoolwide project is required to demonstrate that it is more effective than a traditional Chapter 1 program in improving the achievement of its educationally disadvantaged students. If greater effectiveness cannot be demonstrated after a 3-year period, a school will lose its status as a schoolwide project and revert to a traditional project. This paper discusses the options available to schools to satisfy the accountability requirement for schoolwide projects. Its purpose is to provide general practical guidance in selecting and implementing an approach that will fit local circumstances. (EVL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Denver, CO.; Advanced Technology, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1