ERIC Number: ED405447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Title I/Title I Migrant Evaluation Report, 1995-96. Publication Number 95.02.
Curry, Janice; And Others
Title I is a compensatory education program supported by funds from the Department of Education to enable high-poverty schools to provide opportunities for educationally disadvantaged children. In 1995-96, Title I provided funding to 38 campuses in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) (Texas) through schoolwide programs and prekindergarten services and some aid to nonpublic schools. Title I Migrant, which is also federally supervised, provided supplementary instruction to migrant students through part-time tutors at eight AISD secondary campuses. A high priority was placed on dropout prevention activities such as summer school. The Title I state student performance standards for the 1995-96 school year are the state accountability system criteria. Title I schoolwide program students held constant or dropped slightly in the percentage passing the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) reading and writing tests when compared to results of the previous year. A lower percentage of students at Title I schoolwide programs passed TAAS reading and mathematics skills than students districtwide. Nevertheless, Title I students continued to show gains in mathematics. Achievement gains increased for Title I prekindergarten students. Title I Migrant provided summer school tuition for 49 secondary school migrant students in the summer of 1995. Sixty-three percent of tutored migrant students passed exit-level TAAS tests, as compared with 31% of nontutored migrant students. Recommendations are made for program improvement. Six appendixes provide details about participating schools and their community partnerships and migrant programs. (Contains 29 tables, 151 figures, 3 appendix tables, and 9 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Dropouts, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Low Income Groups, Migrant Youth, Poverty, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary School Students, Summer Schools, Test Results, Tutoring, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Accountability, Student Services, and Research.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills