ERIC Number: ED356109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1/Chapter 1 Migrant. Evaluation Findings 1991-92.
Christner, Catherine; And Others
This report evaluates programs of Chapter 1 and migrant education in the Austin Independent School District (AISD, Texas) during 1991-92. The program provided funding for supplementary reading and mathematics instruction to 28 elementary schools including discretionary funds for 16 designated high-priority schools due to the enrollment of 75 percent or more low-income students; funding for full-day kindergarten programs; and supplementary education program funding for one private school and seven institutions for neglected and delinquent youth. Results of program evaluation indicate: (1) student reading achievement gains for most grades were higher than those in 1990-91, with some achievement greater than a year's gain (in grade equivalents); (2) 38 percent of the students eligible for Chapter 1 in 1991-92 became ineligible for services in 1992-93 because they scored higher than the 30th percentile on the Reading Comprehension Test; (3) in comparing scores on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills, Chapter 1 supplementary student scores were considerably lower at both grade 3 and grade 5 than AISD student levels but higher than other low achievers not served by Chapter 1; (4) all seven of the institutions for neglected or delinquent students met their Chapter 1 goals for the 1991-92 school year; (5) the number of Chapter 1 parents involved in Parent Advisory Council meetings and workshops 1991-92 increased from 1990-91 attendance; and (6) the number of Chapter 1 migrant parents involved in meetings and workshops decreased in 1991-92. This report also provides data on student demographics, program costs, and information on program activities. This report contains numerous charts and graphs. (LP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Delivery Systems, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, High Risk Students, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Austin Independent School District, Office of Research and Evaluation, 1111 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703-5399.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Management Information.
Identifiers - Location: Texas