ERIC Number: ED355330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Statement of the Independent Review Panel of the National Assessment of Chapter 1.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
The Independent Review Panel of the National Assessment of Chapter 1 recommends fundamental changes to the program, while endorsing its continuing vital role in meeting the special educational needs of poor and disadvantaged students. The program's focus on low-level basic skills, funding systems that discourage highest-level performance, money spread among too many districts and schools, and burdensome testing requirements that do not serve multiple purposes deter upgrading poor and low-achieving children's quality of education. The following 13 recommendations are provided: (1) reform the whole school emphasizing high standards and implementing new assessments; (2) emphasize higher-order skills and high standards for all students; (3) focus on outcomes and adopt new assessments to measure them; (4) the Federal Government should provide matching funds to states to help them implement the Panel's reforms; (5) intervene early and get parents involved in their children's (and their own) education; (6) extend Chapter 1 services to all limited English proficient students; (7) improve targeting of high-poverty schools; (8) provide incentives for good teachers to serve highest-poverty schools; (9) provide professional staff development for all staff; (10) involve parents in all aspects of the school program and enhance their ability to support their children's attainment of academic standards; (11) pay for coordination of services to students; (12) make services for private school children more equitable and effective; and (13) improve aid to truly migratory children. (RLC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Guidelines, High Risk Students, Limited English Speaking, Low Achievement, Low Income Groups, Migrant Education, Policy Formation, Poverty, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Hawkins Stafford Act 1988