ERIC Number: ED414322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Title I/Title I Migrant Evaluation Report, 1996-97. Publication Number 96.04.
Curry, Janice; Washington, Wanda; Zyskowski, Gloria
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 is a compensatory education program that enables high-poverty schools to provide opportunities for children to meet state performance standards developed for all children. Title I Migrant, also federally funded, provides supplemental instruction to migrant students. In 1996-97, Title I provided funding to 41 campuses in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) (Texas) (36 elementary and 5 middle schools) with 70% or more of students from low-income families. Title I Migrant provided supplementary instruction at 12 AISD secondary schools. A lower percentage of students at Title I schoolwide programs passed the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) than did other students districtwide. However, when passing rates for disaggregated groups are examined the scores for economically disadvantaged, Hispanic, and African American students in Title I schools approach the scores for students in these groups in the district overall. The average percent passing the TAAS reading and writing sections has remained consistent for Title I schools over the past 4 years, but mathematics passing rates have steadily increased. Title I funds have been used in prekindergarten programs and in year-round schools, both of which have been shown to have beneficial effects on student achievement. Title I Migrant students met state performance standards in all but a few areas, and the summer school program for migrant students was found to be effective. Parent education and community involvement components of Title I programs were also considered effective. Recommendations are made for program continuation and improvement. Six appendixes provide supplementary detail about the programs. (Contains 146 figures, 19 tables, and 6 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Community Involvement, Compensatory Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Low Income Groups, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Supplementary Education, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; 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; Improving Americas Schools Act 1994