ERIC Number: ED380466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1: Chapter 1/Migrant, 1993-94. Evaluation Findings.
Catterson, Shirin; And Others
Chapter 1, a federally funded compensatory education program, provided funding to 31 elementary schools with high concentrations of low-income students in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) through the following components: (1) nonschoolwide projects of supplementary instruction; (2) schoolwide projects (SWP) in the most disadvantaged schools; (3) full-day kindergarten classes; (4) additional services in one nonpublic school and nine institutions for the neglected or delinquent; (5) Chapter 1 Migrant programs for migrant students; and (6) parent and community involvement programs. Evaluation of these programs focused on language and achievement gains. All Chapter 1 programs met the required gains in prekindergarten, and 21 of 25 met requirements for kindergarten. Less than half (18 of 31) of Chapter 1 schools met the required level of reading comprehension for their first grade Chapter 1 students. The majority of the schools improved their passing rates on the Texas Academic Assessment. Programs new to Chapter 1, such as Reading Recovery, were expanded to 20 elementary schools. Fifty-six tables and 61 figures present evaluation findings. Three attachments present supplemental information about some programs. (Contains 9 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Low Income Groups, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Urban Schools
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