ERIC Number: ED402369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
When Federal Title I Works To Improve Student Learning in Inner-City Schools: Lessons Learned in Schoolwide Projects in Minneapolis. Spotlight on Student Success No. 112.
Wong, Kenneth K.; And Others
This article presents data on four schools in the Minneapolis (Minnesota) Public School District that are implementing schoolwide projects under Title I. The Title I schoolwide project was adopted in Minneapolis in 1990 to accommodate a growing population of low-income, educationally disadvantaged students in the primary grades. Evaluation of program effects and achievement gains found that low-income African American students were not always the lowest achieving students, a finding that is in contrast to the district as a whole, where such students are consistently at the bottom. This finding suggests that the schoolwide Title I programs are contributing to the achievement of low-income African American students. Low-income students in the project schools made significant gains when compared to low-income students in the nonproject schools. It may be that the potential inclusion of all students in the schoolwide program mitigates the stigma attached to Title I education. These results support the schoolwide projects and indicate their advantages. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inner City, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Urban Schools
Mid-Atlantic Laboratory for Student Success, 9th Floor, Ritter Hall Annex, 13th Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19122; phone: 1-800-892-5550; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.temple.edu/departments/LSS
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Improving Americas Schools Act 1994 Title I