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ERIC Number: ED362612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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