ERIC Number: ED427930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Meeting the Needs of Migrant Students in Schoolwide Programs. Technical Report of the Congressionally Mandated Study of Migrant Student Participation in Schoolwide Programs.
Siler, Amy; Stolzberg, Simeon; von Glatz, Adrienne; Strang, William
In response to a legislative mandate, this report examines the ways in which migrant students are served in schoolwide program schools and the involvement of migrant representatives and migrant program staff in the schoolwide process. A survey was sent to a nationally representative sample (696) of the 2,770 Title I schools that implemented the schoolwide program option and also served migrant students in 1996-97. Responses were received from 597 schools. Case studies were conducted in 25 schools. In summary, schoolwide programs appear to be addressing the needs of migrant students. Migrants participate fully in services provided by schoolwide programs and usually have access to additional services provided by the district migrant education program. However, significant gaps in migrant student data make it difficult to determine the extent to which schoolwide programs are actually meeting the needs of migrant students as a group. In addition, the case studies revealed reasons for not combining migrant funds with those from other sources. This report is organized as follows: (1) introductory descriptions of schoolwide programs, the Migrant Education Program, and the study; (2) characteristics of schoolwide program schools and their migrant students; (3) schoolwide planning and needs assessment; (4) migrant needs and services in schoolwide schools; (5) migrant parent involvement; and (6) schoolwide program funding. Extensive appendices present the study design, reports on individual case studies, supplementary data tables, and the survey questionnaire with summary response rates. (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
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.