ERIC Number: ED362612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
State Administration of the Amended Chapter 1 Program.
Turnbull, Brenda J.; And Others
This report presents survey data, as of early 1990, on administration of the Hawkins-Stafford Amendments of the Elementary and Secondary School Act and on the continuing functions of state education agencies (SEAs), such as application review and monitoring. The Hawkins-Stafford amendments are designed to mandate accountability for student outcomes, create or strengthen mechanisms for involving local practitioners in state-level decisions, involve parents in the educational program, and require stronger coordination between Chapter 1 and other instruction. Results of surveys of 53 SEAs and site visits to 5 SEAs show that, while Chapter 1 services are perceived as necessary parts of the law, the amendments' provisions are being perceived as low priority items that involve a high level of burden in implementation; little change relative to the provisions is noted. The report provides background information relative to the development, goals, and methods of the study; what was found in terms of the early effects of the provisions for program improvement; how SEAs have handled other new provisions; and the SEAs' administrative responsibilities. Overall, the SEAs are taking a cautious stance in implementing the new provisions: most SEAs have not required a standard higher than zero normal curve equivalents identifying schools needing improvement; and most have been slow to disburse their grants for program improvement. Includes 37 tables. (GLR)
Descriptors: Accountability, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Participative Decision Making, Program Administration, State Departments of Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budget, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Hawkins Stafford Act 1988