ERIC Number: ED369184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 2 Formula. 1992-93 Final Report.
Marable, Paula; And Others
The Chapter 2 Formula provides federal funds to states through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). These funds are used to help students at risk of academic failure or dropping out, support purchases and programs, and develop teachers' professional skills. In 1992-93, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) received $511,123 in Chapter 2 Formula funds for 13 programs and expenditures. Evaluation of the programs found that the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised aided prekindergarten students. High school educators judged the Academic Decathlon effective. Nearly all librarians and educators approved of the Chapter 2 Formula library purchases. Parents in the Megaskills program valued its lessons. In the Spanish Academy, 87 percent of the students said the course helped them communicate with Spanish-speaking students. In the Student Alcohol/Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Program (SADEPP), students judged the program helpful. And Middle Schools Fellows Program participants approved of the program and wanted to continue with it. Recommendations for Chapter 2 Formula funds include continuing their use to supplement half-day prekindergarten programs, decreasing the number of programs, increasing funds to programs for at-risk students, and initiating programs proven successful elsewhere. (Contains 14 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2