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Emihovich, Catherine – 1989
This paper reports the results of a qualitative evaluation of the Chapter 1 Program Improvement Workshop Series--Level II, funded by the Educational Testing Service, Technical Assistance Center (TAC), for Region 3. Focus is on the role of commitment in influencing change. The methodological approach, advocated by M. Q. Patton (1986), focuses on:…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Compensatory Education, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources. – 1989
In the 1985 "Aguilar v. Felton" decision, the Supreme Court prohibited public school teachers in compensatory education programs funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act from providing remedial services to sectarian private school students on private school premises. This document comprises a report on…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Compensatory Education, Compliance (Legal), Cost Estimates
Bean, Rita M.; And Others – 1989
A study investigated Chapter 1 students' activities and experiences during the time allocated to reading instruction. Subjects, 119 fourth and fifth grade students in a large city school system (66 subjects receiving remedial instruction in an in-class setting and 53 in a pullout setting), were observed systematically over a four-month period…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Research, Compensatory Education, Grade 4
Budnik, Patricia McNulty – 1989
This practicum addressed the problem of Chapter 1 fourth grade students not being able to compose a paragraph using correct spelling and language arts skills. The subjects were 16 predominantly Black and Hispanic students in a school in an old small southern city. The students had paragraph composition assignments weekly. The goals were: (1) to…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Paragraph Composition, Practicums
Zollman, Alan; And Others – 1989
Two parallel studies were conducted to determine whether students' achievement in reading and/or mathematics would be affected by the use of Education Systems Corporation (ESC) Software for Chapter 1 students. Students in the experimental groups used the software twice a week during a period of one school year, with 561 Chapter 1 students in…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Disabilities, Elementary Education
Center for Research on Elementary and Middle Schools, Baltimore, MD. – 1987
If schools improved the academic performance of at-risk students beginning in the early years and continuing through the elementary grades, this improvement would have multiple positive effects on student dropout, delinquency, pregnancy, substance abuse, and other behaviors. Early improvement of poor academic performance could greatly alleviate…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Cooperative Learning, Early Intervention
Reingold (J.R.) and Associates, Inc., Washington, DC. – 1989
This document comprises a department-by-department review of the major federal programs and activities serving youth in 1989-90. Youth initiatives in the following agencies are described and new activities and significant changes are discussed: (1) U.S. Department of Labor; (2) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; (3) U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compensatory Education, Federal Programs, Financial Support
Plunkett, Virginia R. L.; And Others – 1986
A program needs assessment device, the Chapter 1 Instructional Quality Indicators (IQI), was developed for the purpose of guiding staff development by indicating areas of strength and weakness in Chapter 1 classroom practices and procedures. In this handbook, the development and administration of the IQI is discussed in section I. Section II…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Compensatory Education, Elementary Education, Federal Programs
National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC. – 1989
This paper answers specific questions about present and future issues concerning the undereducation of Hispanic students. The following topics are covered: (1) the educational status of Hispanics; (2) the role of federal education programs--including Head Start, Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, Chapter 1, Pell Grants, and bilingual…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blacks, Census Figures, Compensatory Education
Bempechat, Janine; Ginsburg, Herbert P. – 1989
Research on academic achievement and high risk students over the past 30 years indicates that the home, the school, or the community can be the source of insufficient educational experiences that contribute to educational disadvantage. About 30 percent of the present school population is estimated to be at risk of failure, and demographic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Influence, Compensatory Education, Educationally Disadvantaged
Askov, Eunice N. – 1987
The Penn State Adult Literacy Courseware project uses a "whole word" approach with some word-building activities in teaching 1,000 high frequency and functional words to adult beginning readers whose children participate in Chapter I programs. The aim of the project is to counteract the intergenerational effects of illiteracy. The…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Courseware
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. – 1989
This annual report summarizes recent activities provided in Ohio through Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act. Information presented includes statistics for fiscal 1988, including the 1987-88 school year and the following summer, participation trends, instructional impact, expenditure and staffing patterns, parent…
Descriptors: Child Neglect, Costs, Delinquency, Disabilities
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E. – 1990
During the first half of the 1989-90 school year, the Chapter 1 Prekindergarten program of the Saginaw, Michigan school district screened 421 children and served 377. Process evaluation activities consisted of an on-site, half-day classroom observation of each of the 13 prekindergarten teachers' classrooms. The observation instrument focused on…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education
McBride, James R. – 1989
A pilot study of a computerized adaptive test of mathematics achievement was conducted in May and June 1989 in selected schools of the San Diego Unified School District. The study evaluated the usefulness of the test for determining eligibility for Chapter 1 programs in mathematics. The test was a prototype battery of three adaptive tests: (1)…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Ascher, Carol; Flaxman, Erwin – 1988
Recent evaluations of Federal compensatory education programs funded by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Title I, and maintained by the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, Chapter 1, point to qualified effectiveness in the targeting of services, program structures, and classroom arrangements for increasing the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Delivery Systems, Educationally Disadvantaged
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