ERIC Number: ED465766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
AISD's Title I (Part C) Migrant Education Program.
This report describes the Migrant Education Program of the Austin Independent School District, Texas (AISD) under Title I, Part C. The AISD receives federal funds through the Texas Education Agency for the costs associated with staff to identify, recruit, and then address the needs of, migrant children and youth within the districts attendance area. The Migrant Education program directs funds for emergency medical and dental services, parental training, and liaison-assistance between the migrant family and the school/community, payment of education-related fees, and evaluation of program effectiveness. The 2000-2001 budget allocation was approximately $111,485. Program staff included two full-time employees: a data-tracking specialist and a recruiter/parent support specialist. Program records indicate that 230 migrant students resided in the AISD attendance area during the period September 2000 to August 2001. Of these students, 194 were enrolled on AISD campuses, and half of these were designated limited English proficient. Forty percent were from low-income families, 2% were designated special education, and 1% were classified as gifted. Attendance rates for migrant students often trailed district attendance. Three secondary migrant students were provided tutorial services during the 2000-2001 school year. As a group, the passing rate of migrant students for the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills exceeded the states standard of 50% but was lower than the AISD overall passing rate. Recommendations are made for program improvement. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Improving Americas Schools Act 1994 Title I