ERIC Number: ED435642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Title I Evaluation Report, 1998-99. Publication Number 98.04.
Zyskowski, Gloria; Curry, Janice; Patrick, Ertha; Washington, Wanda
In 1998-99, Title I provided funding to 50 schools in the Austin Independent School District (AISD), Texas (43 elementary, 5 middle, and 2 high schools) with 60% or more students from low-income families. This report contains several analyses of the impact of Title I funds on student achievement. Students at non-Title I schools and at district schools as a whole outperform students at Title I schools, but when the passing rates for disaggregated groups are examined, the scores for economically disadvantaged, Hispanic, and African American students in Title I elementary schools approach the scores for students in those groups in non-Title I schools. Nine of the AISD Title I schools were rated "Low Performing" by the Texas Education Agency in the 1998-99 school year (six for academics and three secondary schools for dropout rates). Students in Title I schoolwide programs in the AISD were performing at a lower level than students in schoolwide programs throughout Texas. Specific information is given about Title I program areas for: (1) prekindergarten; (2) the Summer Opportunity To Accelerate Reading (S.O.A.R.) program; (3) year-round schools; (4) parent and community involvement; and (5) Title I migrant funds. Recommendations are made for improving student achievement under Title I. These recommendations center on improved accountability and record keeping and better strategic use of funds. Eight appendixes contain supplemental materials about Title I programs in the AISD. (Contains 204 figures and 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I