ERIC Number: ED442918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Title I Program: Stronger Accountability Needed for Performance of Disadvantaged Students. Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
This report presents information about Title I services at schoolwide and targeted assistance schools, state efforts to hold schools and districts accountable for student achievement, and research and evaluations of Title I and schoolwide programs. Data were obtained and analyzed from a variety of sources at the federal, state, district, and school levels. Data collection included review of 3 national databases; onsite visits; interviews with state officials, district staff, principals, and teachers in 5 states; surveys of Title I directors in all 50 states; literature reviews; interviews with staff in the Office of Compensatory Education, federal officials, and major education association representatives; and reviews of other education documents. Results indicate that: educators believe schoolwide approach can provide additional opportunities in high poverty areas; most states are not positioned to hold schools and districts accountable for educational outcomes of disadvantaged students; and evaluations of Title I and schoolwide programs have been limited. Recommendations for Congress are: The Department of Education (ED) should conduct additional activities to facilitate the exchange of information and best practices among states, and ED should implement additional measures to improve research on the effectiveness of specific services in both schoolwide programs and targeted assistance schools. Appendices include comments from the Department of Education concerning the report. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Public Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I