ERIC Number: ED380465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1: Chapter 1/Migrant, 1992-93. Evaluation Findings.
Catterson, Shirin; And Others
Chapter 1, a federally funded compensatory education program, provided funding to 29 elementary schools with high concentrations of low-income students in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD). Sixteen of the schools had so many disadvantaged students that they qualified to be Chapter 1 schoolwide projects (SWPs). Chapter 1 Migrant, also federally funded, provided compensatory reading services to migrant students through teachers, tutors, or computer labs at seven AISD elementary and secondary schools. Evaluation of both these programs focused on student achievement. Chapter 1 students at both SWP and supplementary schools made average gains of five normal curve equivalent (NCE) points on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills/Norm-referenced Assessment Program for Texas (ITBS/NAPT) reading comprehension, but Chapter 1 students at SWPs had an average 1 NCE point loss on the mathematics portion of the same test. Twelve of the Chapter 1 schools did not meet the effectiveness tests required by the state. Although the 16 priority schools maintained a lower student-teacher ratio than other schools, student achievement continued to be a cause for concern. Recommendations for program improvement are provided. Eleven figures and 37 tables present evaluation findings. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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 1