ERIC Number: ED366498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary of State Chapter 1 Migrant Education Program Participation and Achievement Information, 1990-91.
Henderson, Allison; And Others
This report summarizes participation and achievement data provided by state education agencies on the Chapter 1 Migrant Education Program for the 1990-91 school year. Of the 437,363 migrant students reported as an unduplicated count of regular and summer term participants, 79% were Hispanic, 11% were White, and 2-4% each were Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian/Pacific Islander. Participants were formerly migrant (52%), interstate currently migrant (35%), and intrastate currently migrant (13%). Participation increased 6% from 1989-90 to 1990-91, with 33 states reporting increases. In the regular term, about 33% of participants received reading services; nearly 25% received mathematics services; 43-50% received guidance and counseling services or other supporting services; about 20% received health services or social work/outreach services; and less than 10% received dental, nutrition, or transportation services. Achievement information for currently migrant participants was reported by 34 states using a norm-referenced, point-in-time assessment model. For regular term formerly migrant participants, 31 states provided some form of achievement data using a norm-referenced pretest and posttest model, and 14 states provided sustained gain information in the required format. In general, migrant participants performed better in mathematics than in reading. Overall federal funding for the program increased 4%, but funding per participant decreased to $646 from $660 the previous year. Numerous data tables detail information (total and by state) on: (1) participation by race and ethnicity, type of migrant status, gender, year of birth, percentage with disabilities, type of service, and regular and summer term; (2) teachers, teacher aides, and other staff; (3) various types of achievement results for regular term by grade; (4) other outcome measures; and (5) federal funding. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.