ERIC Number: ED410686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Effectiveness of Title I Schoolwide Projects: A Synthesis of Findings from the First Years of Evaluation.
Wong, Kenneth K.; Meyer, Stephen J.
The 1988 Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments to Chapter 1 (now Title I) have enabled broad expansion of Title I schoolwide projects. The regulatory changes provide funding to entire schools, rather than targeting services to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged subpopulations. This paper reviews what is known about Title I schoolwide projects and their effectiveness, focusing on three aspects: characteristics of schools and districts with schoolwide projects; programmatic and organizational characteristics of schoolwide project schools and districts; and student-performance outcomes. The study reviewed 12 evaluative publications, all of which were based on data collected between 1985 and 1995. The paper presents some cautions about data interpretation and suggests implications for future evaluation of schoolwide projects in schools and districts. It concludes that evaluations of student performance have yielded mixed and inconsistent results. Reliable, longitudinal evaluations must continue to be conducted beyond the initial phase. Three tables are included. Appendices contain district-level studies of program effectiveness and student performance. (Contains 23 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I