ERIC Number: ED353551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Chapter 2 Inexpensive Book Distribution Program.
Abbott, Catherine; And Others
This report describes and evaluates the Chapter 2 Inexpensive Book Distribution Program (IBDP), a federal program designed to motivate children from age three to high school to read, and the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) organization--the sole contractor of the IBDP. Following an executive summary, an introductory section presents basic characteristics of the RIF program as well as its background and legislative history, and offers a literature review. The second section of the report describes the national administration of the RIF program, including RIF funding sources, the organizational structure of RIF, and specific RIF functions. The third section of the report describes local RIF projects, including local project requirements, and characteristics and administrative practices of local RIF projects. The last section of the report discusses two options for alternative ways to allocate federal funds to local RIF projects: (1) requiring RIF to make the development of financial self-sufficiency of local RIF projects an immediate priority; and (2) requiring RIF to distribute federal funds to only those local RIF projects serving children least likely to have access to books. (Eleven tables of data, three figures of data, and two brief descriptions of local programs are included; a copy of the IBDP law and amendment, a program renewal proposal form, notes on data presented in the third section of the report, and a population data sheet are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Policy and Planning (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2