ERIC Number: ED353357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 under the 1988 Amendments: Implementation from the State Vantage Point.
Turnbull, Brenda J.; And Others
A study was done of the state level perspective on Chapter 1 program implementation under the 1988 amendments to the Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Act. In 1991-92, the study surveyed 50 out of 53 Chapter 1 coordinators in state education agencies (SEAs) whose offices are responsible for communicating the law's provisions to school districts and for overseeing program implementation. The amendments to the legislation were designed to make Chapter 1 a more effective vehicle for high-quality instruction. The survey's findings suggest that changes are not dramatic, although the SEAs and school districts are faithfully implementing the law's requirements. In particular, the changes have fallen short of stimulating major efforts to make Chapter 1 schools more effective. In the area of improved involvement of parents and other stakeholders, there has been steady change for the better. Results also indicate that despite an 11 percent increase in staffing levels since 1989-90, there continue to be difficulties in the effort to get everything done; and that reasons for falling short of stimulating major change may be the law's procedural requirements and SEAs' inability to carry out major leadership initiatives. Five figures and 35 tables illustrate the report. (JB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Compensatory Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Remedial Instruction, State Departments of Education, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Policy and Planning (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Hawkins Stafford Act 1988