Chapter 1 in Public Schools. The Chapter 1 Implementation Study. Final Report.Report as inadecuate

Chapter 1 in Public Schools. The Chapter 1 Implementation Study. Final Report. - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

This volume summarizes the third year of the 3-year Study of Chapter 1 Implementation and addresses how schools have responded to the changes in Chapter 1 created by the Hawkins-Stafford Amendments of 1988. Results are summarized of nationally representative surveys, collected during 1991-92 and the third year of Hawkins-Stafford implementation, of principals, regular classroom teachers, and Chapter 1 teacher/aides in 1,000 Chapter 1 schools. A major finding of the study and a theme throughout the report is the fundamental difference between the highest-poverty elementary schools (at least 75 percent poverty) and the lowest-poverty elementary schools (less than 35 percent poverty). Eight chapters focus on the following topics: (1) characteristics of Chapter 1 schools; (2) Chapter 1 program operations; (3) Chapter 1 instruction and classroom activities that Chapter 1 students reportedly miss while they receive Chapter 1 instruction; (4) coordination of Chapter 1 with regular classroom activities and availability and uses of testing information on Chapter 1 students; (5) schools' efforts to heighten parent involvement and principals' assessment of parental involvement in education and schooling; (6) educational backgrounds of Chapter 1 staff and classroom teachers; (7) staff development; and (8) school reform and improvement. Five appendices provide samples of survey instruments used, study methodology, and backup tables. A three-page "analysis and highlights" of this report published separately is attached. Contains 69 exhibits. (GLR)

Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Parent Participation, Poverty, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Staff Development, Urban Schools, Urban Youth

Planning and Evaluation Service, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3127, Washington, DC 20202-8240.

Author: Policy Studies Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.


Related documents