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Shepard, Lorrie A. – 1992
The place for standardized testing in Chapter 1 evaluation is discussed. There is substantial evidence available on the negative effects of high-stakes standardized testing, and there is a clear link between Chapter 1 requirements and the amount of testing in most school districts. Standardized testing is usually used to identify eligible…
Descriptors: Accountability, Alternative Assessment, Compensatory Education, Cost Effectiveness
Barro, Stephen M. – 1991
In the Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988, Congress directed the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to conduct a study of methods used to allocate federal elementary and secondary education grants among the states. This document, the final report on that study, assesses grant distribution funding…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Martinez, Carlos – 1991
Identification of schools for improvement of Chapter 1 Programs raises the challenge of selecting the best technical procedures meeting the law and usefully guiding improvement efforts. Failure to demonstrate gains in student achievement has been operationalized on two levels: aggregate performance and desired outcomes. Aggregate performance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Achievement Rating, Compensatory Education
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction. – 1991
This report evaluates program activities of Chapter 1 and migrant education in North Carolina during 1989-90. Data used in compiling the migrant education report were obtained from local project directors, the Migrant Student Record Transfer System (MSRTS), the Annual Testing Program, LEA monitoring reports, and from instruments and forms devised…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Delivery Systems, Educationally Disadvantaged
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment. – 1991
The Chapter 1 Corrective Mathematics Program provided supplementary mathematics instruction to Chapter 1-eligible students in New York City nonpublic schools. Its goals were to strengthen students' understanding of mathematical concepts, to improve their ability to perform computations and solve problems, and to assist them in applying the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Government School Relationship
Mengel, Bill E.; Schorr, Larry L. – 1992
The experience of the Colorado Springs (Colorado) Public Schools (CSPS) in using different assessment forms for different purposes is detailed. A small niche is reserved for national norm-referenced testing to fill the state achievement testing mandate and for Chapter 1 accountability. A second, and larger, part of the assessment program will be…
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Tests, Compensatory Education, Educational Assessment
Chapter 1 Technical Assistance Center, Indianapolis, IN. Region B. – 1991
This workshop leader's guide is designed to assist Technical Assistance Center staff members and other inservice providers in conducting successful workshops on reading assessment for teachers, administrators, and others associated with Chapter 1 programs. The guide contains step-by-step procedures for preparing, organizing, and presenting a one-…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials
Legters, Nettie; Slavin, Robert E. – 1992
This paper offers a background of information on children in elementary school in the 1990s and on likely trends in the near future. It focuses particularly on issues relating to students who are at risk for school failure. One section identifies various risk factors that students face when they enter school and estimates the numbers of at-risk…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Design, Demography
Winfield, Linda F.; And Others – 1992
This report describes a study of the planning, development, and implementation of the first 61 Chapter 1 schoolwide projects established in 1989 in the Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) School District, and presents case studies of 6 of those schools. Schools in which 75 percent or more of the students are from low-income families can choose to spend…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Case Studies, Compensatory Education
Standish, Dorothy G. – 1992
This paper describes a practicum designed to use CD-ROM books as a supplement to the basal reading program to improve reading comprehension in second grade students from a predominantly rural area in Delaware. A non-equivalent control group design was used involving a 20-member treatment and a 16-member control group. Pre- and postreading…
Descriptors: Analysis of Covariance, Books, Grade 2, Hypermedia
Bean, Rita M.; And Others – 1992
A study obtained information from classroom teachers, principals, and reading specialists about what they believed was important in creating effective Chapter 1 programs. One-day meetings were held in three different parts of Pennsylvania during which each group of educators (who were recommended by an advisory board) were interviewed using focus…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Compensatory Education, Elementary Education, Principals
Turnbull, Brenda J.; And Others – 1992
A study was done of the state level perspective on Chapter 1 program implementation under the 1988 amendments to the Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Act. In 1991-92, the study surveyed 50 out of 53 Chapter 1 coordinators in state education agencies (SEAs) whose offices are responsible for communicating the law's provisions to school…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Compensatory Education, Economically Disadvantaged
Sweet, David – 1991
This paper presents arguments for changing a portion of current federal policy for evaluating Chapter 1 grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Chapter 1, part of the federal Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA), provides funds to schools and districts to improve education for economically disadvantaged students. The paper advocates that…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Course Content, Economically Disadvantaged
Pierson, Gary – 1991
This report presents the basic and advanced skill averages for students participating in Chapter 1 programs of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in Nevada in the 1989-90 school year. The report averages are based on a post-test measure only as most Nevada school districts are in the midst of changing instruments to determine student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Compensatory Education, Elementary School Students
Coppola, Mary Allison – 1991
This study was conducted to identify a difference between preschool teachers' and school-based administrators' perceptions of critical issues and the numerical ranking assigned to those issues in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' (North Carolina) Chapter 1 Preschool Program. The study tested three hypotheses, and sought to ascertain what teachers…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Attitudes
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