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Chapter 1 schoolwide projects are intended to serve educationally disadvantaged students by improving the instructional program provided to all students in high-poverty schools. This report provides a comprehensive look at schoolwide projects in the 1991-92 school year, using data from surveys of all schoolwide project schools. The response rate was 93 percent for school district questionnaires and 91 percent for school building questionnaires. Site visits to six project sites provided additional information. Chapter 1 schools tend to be located in large urban, high-poverty school districts with a high proportion of minority students. Eighty percent of students in project schools are Black or Hispanic, and 20 percent are Limited English Proficient. Schools have implemented schoolwide projects to be able to serve more students with more flexibility in use of resources as well as to avoid restrictions on service delivery. The most popular strategies for schoolwide projects included parent education and involvement projects, staff development, and computer assisted instruction. It appears that the schoolwide projects approach is leading to better achievement gains by educationally disadvantaged students. Thirty-three tables present survey findings. Five appendixes present survey questions and methodology, tabulations of responses, and a discussion of common themes. (SLD)

Descriptors: Black Students, Compensatory Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Low Income Groups, Parent Participation, Poverty, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Staff Development, Urban Schools

Author: Schenck, E. Allen; Beckstrom, Sharon


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