ERIC Number: ED430753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
State Title I Migrant Participation Information 1996-97.
Henderson, Allison; Daft, Julie; Fong, Pauline
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federal formula grant to states to provide migratory children aged 3-21 with services that address special needs resulting from continual educational disruption. Services can be instructional or supporting, such as social work and health. This report summarizes MEP participation information provided by state education agencies for the 1996-97 school year. Chapter 1 is an overall summary of MEP participation and staffing. Findings include: (1) in 1996-97, the number of eligible migrant children increased 5% to 734,884, based on a 12-month count; (2) students actually receiving program services decreased from the previous year during the regular term but increased significantly during the summer term; (3) the program served more children in grades 1-6 than in any other grade span; (4) staffing increased in both terms, but the increase in summer-term staff was not in proportion to the student increase by grade; and (5) the ratio of participants to instructional staff was much higher in the regular term than in the summer term. Chapter 2 contains individual state profiles and the District of Columbia, with comparisons to national data. For each state, two pages of tables and graphs present child counts, participants by race/ethnicity and grade span, percentage of migrant students receiving each service, staffing information, projects by term type, and information on MEP extended-time projects and schoolwide programs incorporating MEP funds or services. Appendices list states not providing MEP services by term and year and include the reporting form. Contains 29 data tables and 8 figures. (TD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.