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D'Agostino, Jerome – 1994
Technical problems with norm-referenced achievement testing that can lead to the erroneous evaluation of schools for Chapter 1 Program improvement is discussed, and an alternative testing model is presented. The history of Chapter 1 testing and evaluation policies is briefly reviewed, and problems with the norm-referenced model are explored. Data…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Assessment, Educationally Disadvantaged
Tompkins, John F. – 1983
The Des Moines (Iowa) Independent Community School District Chapter I Mathematics Program served 1,110 students in grades 2-8. Chapter I Math students in grades two through six achieved gains on the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills from pre to posttesting. Scores on these tests are reported using a metric known as the Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE). The…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Attitude Measures, Budgets, Compensatory Education
Tompkins, John F. – 1983
The Des Moines (Iowa) Independent Community School District Chapter I Reading Program served 1,850 students in grades 2-9. Chapter I students displayed gains between pre- and posttesting with the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Iowa Tests of Educational Development. The total population of Chapter I students who completed both a pre and posttest…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Attitude Measures, Budgets, Compensatory Education
Christner, Catherine A. – 1987
Evaluation findings on the Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1 and Chapter 1 Migrant Programs of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) are reported. Included in the text of the report are: program descriptions; reading component descriptions; program impact on student achievement, Texas Educational Assessment of…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Assessment