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Griswold, Philip A.; And Others – 1986
Intended for teachers and administrators who work with Chapter 1, Education Consolidation and Improvement Act programs, this report describes elements identified by researchers as essential features of successful schooling. After discussing the impact of schools and teachers and the interrelatedness of their effectiveness, it presents 13…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Environment, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
Wilkinson, Louise Cherry – 1986
This paper provides an overview of research and theory on within-class grouping for instruction, including how groups are formed and managed, how students interact in groups, and how grouping affects students' achievement, with particular concern for low-achieving students served by Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvements Act of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Federal Programs, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
Dimino, Joseph; Kolar, Christine – 1990
A 9-day study based on the framing strategy investigated the effects of using frames on low-performing students' (learning disabled or Chapter 1) comprehension of social studies text. Subjects were 14 fifth-graders from a large urban school district who were reading at least one year below grade level. All lessons were designed to involve students…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Cooperative Learning, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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
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ERS Spectrum, 1994
Research shows that current ways of employing paraprofessionals in classroom do not generally improve instructional quality or performance. Hiring of untrained Chapter 1 aides rather than professional teachers is growing. States should be required to develop training programs and licensing procedures that include coursework on learning and…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Effectiveness
Hansen, Paula – 1986
The overall goal of the Chapter 1 Child-Parent Interaction Program is to increase the language skills of educationally disadvantaged preschool and kindergarten students. The program's attributes for success are as follow: (1) clear goals and objectives; (2) coordination with regular school programs; (3) parent/community involvement; (4)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Educationally Disadvantaged
Harris, Carolyn DeMeyer; And Others – 1985
Dolphin is a computer-assisted instruction system used to teach and reinforce skills in reading, language arts, and mathematics. An evaluation of this system was conducted to provide information to TSC Division of Houghton Mifflin regarding its effectiveness and possible modifications to the system. The general design of the evaluation was to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction
Holley, Freda M. – 1986
This reaction paper presented at a conference on compensatory education begins with reviews of three studies prepared for the program and staffing session of the conference and dealing respectively with student-to-instructor ratios, instructional setting, and summer programs. The paper then presents the view that huge gains in achievement will not…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Cognitive Development, Compensatory Education
Alexander, Dorothy L.; And Others – 1987
This volume is a collection of profiles of 130 outstanding Chapter 1 programs across the United States. All of the programs have been given special recognition by the United States Department of Education because they have been unusually successful in meeting the needs of disadvantaged students. The criteria used for judging the effectiveness of a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Educational Improvement, Educationally Disadvantaged
West, Carol Ann – 1986
This compendium provides secondary school teachers, administrators, and Chapter 1 directors with descriptions of effective practices in Chapter 1 programs. The focus is on managerial and instructional strategies that promote success for poor and/or educationally disadvantaged students. The compendium is divided into five chapters: an introduction…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Cooperative Programs
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
Calfee, Robert – 1986
This paper discusses the concept of literacy and proposes several theses with regard to the difficulty experienced by youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds in acquiring literacy in present-day school environments. It recommends studies to explore the funding of programs designed to improve schools as educational organizations, rather than…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, Economic Factors
Guthrie, John T.; And Others – 1994
A project designed and implemented a framework of conceptually oriented reading instruction to foster students' amount and breadth of reading, intrinsic motivations for reading, and strategies of search and comprehension. The framework emphasizes five phases of reading instruction in a content domain: observing and personalizing, searching and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Grade 5, Instructional Effectiveness, Integrated Curriculum
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Standerford, N. Suzanne – Reading Research and Instruction, 1993
Describes a restructured Chapter 1 program that provided supplemental support within the students' classrooms to raise expectations for Chapter 1 students' performance. Notes that expectations of teachers and students increased; portfolios of student work showed steady improvement in reading comprehension and writing ability; and standardized test…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Grade 5, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades
Wong, Kenneth K.; And Others – 1996
This report examines variations in school and classroom attributes that were associated with improved student achievement outcomes. Of particular interest were those attributes of Chapter 1 and regular school programs that contributed to improved outcomes for educationally at-risk students. A secondary focus was to measure the relationships…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Categorical Aid, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
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