ERIC Number: ED430057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Reform and Results: An Analysis of Title I in the Great City Schools, 1994-95 to 1997-98.
Lewis, Sharon; Williams, Adriane; Naik, Manish; Casserly, Michael
The impact of changes in the 1994-95 reauthorization of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act on the operations and effectiveness of Title I programs in the Great City Schools was studied through a survey of urban school districts. Responses were submitted by 34 school districts, representing approximately 23% of the Title I student population. Survey findings indicate that the 1994-95 reauthorization of Title I had a substantial impact in the member districts of the Council of Great City Schools in terms of those served by the program, how it is operated, and the results it achieves. The number of students and schools benefiting from the program increased significantly, a growth that was partly the result of increased funding and partly the result of changing the eligibility of schools designated as "schoolwide" program sites. The number of eligible students in private schools increased, as did the number of private schools served. The survey also shows that a number of urban school districts also have content and performance standards in place for their Title I students, indicating that the work that has been done to raise standards in urban schools since the reauthorization has been significant. These findings are a progress report on Title I in urban schools, but do not represent the results from a complete program evaluation. They do suggest that the standards-based approach of the reauthorized Title I is bearing fruit in urban schools. Appendixes contain Title I data by district and sample Title I program descriptions. (Contains 29 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, School Districts, Standards, Urban Schools
Council of the Great City Schools, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004; Tel: 202-393-2427 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I