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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
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
Higashino, Fukue S. – 1985
In 1981, when Chapter 1 replaced Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I and with the advent of the effective schools movement, the Hawaii state administrators of Chapter 1 made a long term commitment to program improvement, especially in the area of instruction and quality delivery of services to the target students. In this program…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Observation Techniques, Compensatory Education, Elementary Education
Yap, Kim Onn – 1986
Program improvement activities can be classified into four categories based on the source of the impetus and the locus of the change agent: systematic, symbolic, opportunistic, and pragmatic. This paper (1) describes the various approaches to implementing Chapter 1 program improvement activities at the state and local district levels in 13 western…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Consultants, Consultation Programs
Murray, Stephen L. – 1986
Practical and technical advice is provided for staff responsible for planning evaluations of Educational Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA) Chapter 1 migrant programs at the state level. The report is limited to evaluating achievement gains in basic skills; this is, however, acknowledged as only one facet of a comprehensive migrant program…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Basic Skills, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods
McGrady, Donna S. – 1984
Subjects in this study were 69 fourth-grade students enrolled in a Chapter 1 program who received low scores on a standardized reading comprehension test in the spring of 1982. One group (n=35) received 15 minutes of programed reading tutoring each day throughout the 1982-1983 school year as a supplement to classroom instruction. The Houghton…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Programed Instructional Materials
May, Carolyn S.; Farha, Jacquelyn L. – 1989
The early intervention strategies of the Wichita (Kansas) Public Schools Education Consolidation and Improvement Act Chapter 1 Prekindergarten Program made a difference in the later academic achievement of participants. The Prekindergarten program serves educationally and developmentally disadvantaged 3- and 4-year olds residing in low-income…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Developmental Disabilities
Fitzgerald, Nicholas B.; Hunt, Rodney K. – 1985
Reductions in the funding of compensatory education along with observed discrepancies in per-pupil cost among equally effective schools created a compelling case for the study of the determinants of cost-effective Chapter 1 programs in the state of Minnesota. Cost-effectiveness (CE) indexes for Chapter 1 reading and math services reflected a ratio…
Descriptors: Class Size, Compensatory Education, Consolidated Schools, Cost Effectiveness
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Seawell, Jane R.; Ross, Geraldine A. – 1992
The purpose of this study of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Chapter 1 Preschool Program was to document the program's effects and to make a start at determining whether the program prevents later school problems. It was hypothesized: (1) that former preschool program members would have significantly better language development than eligible students…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Early Intervention, Followup Studies, Grade 1
Gastright, Joseph F. – 1985
This descriptive study investigates the variability in the curriculum pacing decisions of classroom teachers. The effects on the reading achievement and performance gains of first and second grade students in a compensatory education program program are examined. Data were collected from: (1) the Metropolitan Readiness Test results used to select…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Achievement Tests, Basal Reading, Cohort Analysis
Resta, Paul E.; Rost, Paul – 1986
The Albuquerque (New Mexico) Public Schools conducted a three-year study of integrated computer-based learning systems, including WICAT, Dolphin, PLATO, CCC, and DEGEM. Through cooperation with the Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1 program, four large integrated learning systems (ILS) were purchased and studied. They were installed…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy
Cox, Carole A. – 1984
This study sought to: (1) identify and describe the interest patterns of fourth and fifth grade children as they pertain to the content and form of the short art film, based on preferences expressed by the children themselves after actually viewing the films; (2) compare the interest patterns of children according to sex and race/socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Childhood Interests, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students