ERIC Number: ED438997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Title I Migrant Education Program Summer Term Projects, 1998. Statistical Analysis Report.
Parsad, Basmat; Heaviside, Sheila; Williams, Catrina; Farris, Elizabeth
Summer-term projects are an important component of the federal Migrant Education Program (MEP), legislated under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In 1998, a nationally representative survey of MEP summer projects examined project characteristics, types of instructional and support services offered, and the projects' student records systems. About 1,700 MEP summer-term projects operated for an average of 6 weeks in 1998, serving about 262,000 migrant students. The majority of projects enrolled less than 100 students, served students of all ages, and were located in rural areas. About a third of projects and half of the students served were located in California or Texas. States provided various types of technical assistance to the projects. Almost all projects provided reading instruction; over two-thirds offered math or science instruction or bilingual education. Many projects also offered social science instruction, preschool education, special education, or high school equivalency instruction. The most common support services provided by projects were home-school liaison, transportation, and meals. Projects were less likely to provide medical or dental services, counseling, clothing, or day care. Data were also gathered on student records availability and project practices for creating, updating, and transmitting student records. Appendices present sample methodology, data reliability, definitions, detailed statistical data tables, and the survey questionnaire. (Contains 12 tables and 13 figures.) (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Migrant Education, Questionnaires, Records Management, Student Records, Summer Programs, Supplementary Education, Tables (Data), Technical Assistance
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.