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Christner, Catherine A. – 1987
In an effort to determine if achievement gains of low-achieving Chapter 1 students could be bettered, the Austin Independent School District implemented Chapter 1 Schoolwide Projects (SWP) in two schools to reduce class size to 15 pupils per teacher. SWP teachers functioned as regular classroom teachers with students of mixed achievement. Chapter…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Class Size, Comparative Analysis, Costs
Fairchild, Miriam E.; And Others – 1988
A cost effectiveness study by the Austin (Texas) Independent School District of its elementary compensatory reading programs, namely, the Chapter 1 Reading Improvement Program (Chapter 1 Regular) and Schoolwide Projects (SWP), found that the Schoolwide Projects cost two to three times as much to achieve the same gains in student achievement as did…
Descriptors: Accountability, Compensatory Education, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Education