ERIC Number: ED401284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Mapping Out the National Assessment of Title I: The Interim Report.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
This report outlines key issues and provides a baseline for an examination of the progress of states, districts, and schools toward realizing the objectives of the restructured Title I program. The fundamental goal of the new Title I is to help children who are at risk of school failure improve their academic achievement. The National Assessment called for a much greater emphasis than previous evaluations on understanding the operation and impact of Title I in the local setting. As an initial report, this document concentrates on describing Part A of Title I, the local grants program. Subsequent reports will focus on other parts of the program and how they work together. The National Assessment of Title I is informed by an independent review panel of researchers, state, local, and school level practitioners, and other appropriate individuals as mandated under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to assist the Department of Education in planning, reviewing, and conducting the assessment. Sections describe: (1) baseline information on student performance and Title I participants; (2) reform through linking Title I to challenging standards; (3) Title I support for curriculum and learning; (4) flexibility and increased responsibility for student performance at the local level; (5) parental involvement and educational partnerships; (6) effective targeting of Title I resources; and (7) plans for evaluating Title I. (Contains 1 graph, a glossary, and 79 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, Grants, High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, School Districts, School Restructuring
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I