ERIC Number: ED427929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Migrant Students in Schoolwide Programs. Summary of the Congressionally Mandated Study of Migrant Student Participation in Schoolwide Programs.
Strang, William; von Glatz, Adrienne
Authorized in 1994, schoolwide programs are intended to enable high-poverty Title I schools to improve curriculum and instruction for all students without restricting services to only some students. Also part of Title I, the Migrant Education Program (MEP) supports supplemental instruction and support services for qualifying migrant children. In compliance with legislative mandate, a study examined the core issue of whether schoolwide program schools continue to meet the needs of migrant students. In 1996-97, about 2,770 public schools both implemented the schoolwide program option and enrolled migrant students at least part of the school year. These schools served an estimated 165,000 migrant students (about one-fifth of those eligible for MEP). About half were located in Texas or California, and a third were rural. The study surveyed a representative sample of 700 schools and conducted on-site case studies of 25 schools. This summary report discusses: (1) characteristics of schoolwide program schools and their migrant students; (2) needs assessment, achievement testing, and planning procedures used in schoolwide program schools; (3) educational and support services available to migrant students within their schools and from other programs, organizations, or agencies; (4) migrant parent involvement; and (5) schoolwide program funding and the use of MEP funds within the schoolwide program. Includes 10 data tables. (SV)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Schools, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Migrant Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Program Implementation, School Funds, School Surveys, Student Characteristics, Supplementary Education, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.