ERIC Number: ED434418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Results, Continuing Challenges: The Final Report of the National Assessment of Title I.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
This report from the U.S. Department of Education describes the current status of the flagship federal program for the nation's schools, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Key issues addressed in the document include the performance of low-performing students and students in high-poverty schools. It looks at the implementation of systems designed to support schools as they help students meet high standards. It also examines the role of Title I in holding schools accountable for results; the use of Title I funds; and the allocation and use of resources in states, districts, and schools. Findings show that improved achievement is being seen among students in high-poverty schools and among low-performing students. Since 1992, national reading performance has improved for 9-year-olds in the highest-poverty public schools. Among the lowest-achieving, public school fourth-graders--those most likely to be served by Title I--there were fairly substantial improvements in reading between 1994 and 1998. Math achievement has also improved nationally, especially among students in the highest-poverty public schools, yet a substantial achievement gap still remains between students in the highest- and lowest-poverty schools. Two appendices offer details on Title I evaluation strategy and a description of key studies. (RJM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Income Groups, National Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I