ERIC Number: ED410236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Title VI: 1995-96 Final Report. Publication No. 95.11.
Griffith, Julia E.
Title VI provide Federal funds to states through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended in 1994. Title VI funds can support one or more programs that include school reform activities, the purchase and use of instructional and educational materials, programs for the gifted and talented, and programs of various sorts for the disadvantaged. In 1995-96 the Austin Independent School District (AISD) (Texas) received $502,891 which included $36,488 carried over from the preceding year. Funds were allocated to a variety of programs, including: (1) Year-Round School Intersessions; (2) Coordinator of Volunteers; (3) Visiting Teachers; (4) High School College Dual Credit; (5) Library Resources; (6) HOST Software; (7) Middle School "Transition In" Program; (8) Nonpublic schools; and (9) Reading Recovery. Evaluations were conducted of some of these programs. Over 96% of the 80 librarians responding to a survey agreed that the library materials purchased with Title VI funds are effective in enhancing the educational experience of students. The Coordinator of Volunteers believed that the position benefited the district through its liaison functions, and surveyed visiting teachers believed that they supported district objectives by connecting resources and providing student services. Continued Title VI funding will enable the AISD to meet the needs of at-risk and disadvantaged students. Among the recommendations for the coming year is a thorough evaluation of the Reading Recovery Program. (Contains 6 figures and 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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 VI