ERIC Number: ED444114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Academics 2000: First Things First. Evaluation Report, 1998-99.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.
This evaluation report profiles Academics 2000: First Things First, the Texas initiative under the Goals 2000 Educate America Act to raise the level of academic achievement of all Texas students by ensuring that each child achieves fourth-grade mastery of the foundation subjects by the end of fourth grade. The report states that, at the local level, the Academics 2000 initiative provides communities with opportunities to design educational programs to promote reading achievement among their students. It explains that Academics 2000 funding is provided for planning and implementation of initiatives to improve reading, including intensive and sustained professional development in research-based instructional strategies and methodologies, and in addition, funding is provided for preservice education to provide early childhood and elementary educators with skills and knowledge to foster reading achievement among all students. Following an introduction and evaluation methodology, the report is divided into these broad sections: Summary of District Academics 2000 Grant Programs for 1998-99; and Individual Academics 2000 Grant Program (Allan and Brooke Elementary Schools; Barrington, Ortega and Zavala Elementary Schools; Cooke and Wooldridge Elementary Schools; Dawson Elementary School; Dyslexia Support Grant Campuses; Harris Elementary School; Maplewood and Summit Elementary Schools; Mathews Elementary School; Palm and Widen Elementary Schools; Primary Education Grant Campuses; and Travis Heights Elementary School). (Contains 14 figures.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Financial Support, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000