ERIC Number: ED343991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Neglected or Delinquent Program 1990-91. Final Evaluation Report. Elementary and Secondary Education Act--Chapter 1.
The Neglected or Delinquent Program (N or D) of the Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools is designed to provide classrooms and tutorial services in language development for students served in facilities eligible for Chapter 1 aid for the neglected or delinquent. In the 1990-91 school year, one full-time N or D teacher and 12 part-time tutors served 153 students in grades one through 12 (116 in grades six through 12). Sixty-nine students were non-minority, 81 were Black, one was Hispanic American, and two were Oriental. The program's desired outcome for the school year stated that at least 50 percent of students who met attendance criteria, were English-speaking, and had a pretest-posttest score for basic skills would gain at least 3.0 normal curve equivalent (NCE) points for the period September through March. Of the 153 students, 63 were exempt from testing because of eligibility for special education, and 89 were excluded from analysis because of incomplete data. The one student for whom all data (and attendance requirements) were complete made the desired gain in total reading and a gain of 4.0 NCE points in reading comprehension on an achievement test. The continuation of the program is recommended for the 1991-92 school year, and revision of the criteria for an evaluation sample is also suggested. Six tables present study findings, and an appendix contains worksheets and instruments from the evaluation process. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Child Neglect, Compensatory Education, Delinquency, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, Minority Group Children, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Secondary School Students, Tutorial Programs, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1