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United States Department of Education Office of Policy and Planning

Works: 65 works in 105 publications in 2 languages and 7,339 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Directories 
Classifications: LC213.2, 371.9670973
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Preparing your child for college : a resource book for parents( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospects, the congressionally mandated study of educational growth and opportunity : the interim report by Michael J Puma( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication is the first interim report from the Congressionally Mandated Study of Educational Growth and Opportunity (Prospects), and describes students' characteristics and the schools they attend. Prospects is designed to evaluate the short- and long-term consequences of Chapter 1 program participation by following for 5 years large national samples of public school children in three grade cohorts along with their parents, teachers, and principals. Part 1 focuses on students attending schools with high concentrations of poor children. Part 2 focuses on the characteristics of children who receive Chapter 1 services or other state or local compensatory education services. Part 3 describes students' educational environment by looking at the characteristics of the schools, the teachers who work there and their approaches to classroom instruction, the types of programs that were offered, and access to instructional materials. Part 4 includes a description of limited-English proficient students and the types of compensatory services they receive. Appendixes contain information on features of the overall research design, measurement approaches and survey instruments, information on test selection, and a list of work group members and consultants. (JB)
International education comparisons( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education standards for the 21st century : opening statements of ministers at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Education Ministerial( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing Chapter 1 services to limited English-proficient students : final report by E. William Strang( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of academic instruction for disadvantaged students : academic challenge for the children of poverty : summary report by Michael S Knapp( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other 91 percent : strategies to improve the quality of out-of-school experiences of Chapter 1 students : supplement to the national assessment of Chapter 1 by Carrie B Chimerine( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on current research, the study reports on how students spend out-of-school time, addresses issues related to the integration of services and parent and family involvement, and suggests ways in which the Chapter 1 program can play a more active role than in the past. Research has indicated that placing more emphasis on primary services for children with a social, recreational, or civic orientation can reduce the need for specialized services aimed at deficits or dysfunctions. Children under adult supervision in formal after-school programs have demonstrated improved achievement and better attitudes toward school than peers in sibling care or self-care. Nearly one-third of 9-year-olds report that they do not receive daily homework assignments, but research suggests that programs that encourage and assist students to complete their homework can affect academic achievement. Schools can be a logical site for the integration of services, but are by no means the only possible place for service delivery. Parent involvement programs include a variety of service models. Current Chapter 1 law requires only a few parent involvement strategies, but many options are available for increasing involvement and its promotion in Chapter 1. Sixteen exhibits illustrate the report. (Contains 72 references.) (SLD)
Debt burden : the next generation : final report by Kari Alexander( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents an analysis of the debt levels and debt burdens of recent 4-year college graduates, based on student-reported data from five national surveys taken over the period 1977 to 1990. Report sections first describe the data and methodology of the study; second, present these findings and identify specific sub-groups most likely to exhibit high debt burdens; third, investigate the characteristics of non-working graduates with debt to determine if they are at risk for unmanageable debt burdens; fourth, assess the effect of alternative repayment assumptions on debt burden; and fifth, summarize the key debt burden findings and identify the subgroups of borrowers with potentially high debt burdens. Major findings include the following: (1) in 1986, over 50 percent of 4-year college graduates were indebted, dropping to 45.5 percent in 1990; (2) the median debt level in 1990 was $7,000, up from $2,000 in 1977; (3) the median debt burden (ratio of repayments to income) among graduates was highest in 1977 (5.2 percent), falling to 4.7 percent in 1990; and (4) under constant loan repayment assumptions, median debt burden has risen from 3.2 percent in 1977 to 4.7 percent in 1990. Overall, the report concludes that most college students are not overly burdened by their educational loans, except those who work at extremely low-paying jobs. The appendix contains data tables showing debt burden by bachelor's degree recipients and major fields and occupations. (GLR)
National study of before- and after-school programs, 1993 final report to the Office of Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Education( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New land, new knowledge an evaluation of two education programs serving refugee and immigrant students : final report by Peter Bateman( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report evaluates how school districts across the United States have provided services to immigrant and refugee students under two federally-sponsored programs: the Transition Program for Refugee Children, and the Emergency Immigrant Education Act. The evaluation first describes the population served and the federal, state, and local administration of the two programs, then presents overall conclusions about both programs. Among these conclusions are the following items: (1) the number of eligible immigrant students in the United States has been rapidly increasing; (2) the Refugee Program served a much smaller number of students than did the Immigrant Program; (3) although Congress appropriated approximately $30 million per year for the Immigrant Program, the increasing number of eligible students has reduced the per-student grant amount each year; (4) districts and states vary in the procedures used for counting students in both programs, with consequent variation in the quality of data collected; and (5) refugee and immigrant students have strong linguistic and acculturation needs. Pro and con arguments are also presented for each of four federal policy options for the U.S. Department of Education to consider in the further planning of these programs. Appendices provide application, reporting, and monitoring forms; and a list of school districts reporting eligible students for 1989-91 by state. (Contains 15 tables, 30 references, and a 43-item bibliography.) (GLR)
Translating dollars into services chapter 1 resources in the context of state and local resources for education : final report by Jay Chambers( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current school funding systems established by many states are resulting in widespread disparities in expenditures across districts, and current comparability measures providing adequate guarantees for equity among schools are being questioned. This study, involving 95 elementary schools and 25 high schools in 30 school districts across 5 states, examines resource availability and allocation for schools located in high and low revenue districts. Key findings from interviews and site visits are reported for base resource differentials (the school-level resources purchased by funding sources other than Chapter 1), what Chapter 1 adds to these base levels of resources, and Chapter 1 comparability standards in the sample schools across districts. This report contains six sections, including an introduction and discussions of the base level of resources for Chapter 1 and non-Chapter 1 elementary schools, the base level of resources in terms of district revenue and school poverty, how Chapter 1 and base resources combine to meet student needs, the high school analysis, and implications of the findings for Chapter 1 reauthorization. Variations in the resource base upon which Chapter 1 builds are driven primarily by differences in district revenue, suggesting the increased targeting of Chapter 1 funds solely on poverty criteria may still deny truly supplemental services to students from high poverty schools in low revenue districts. (Contains 48 tables, 8 figures, and 118 references.) (GLR)
Changing schools, insights papers prepared at the request of the Office of Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Education( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring employment outcomes using unemployment insurance wage records by David W Stevens( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents findings of a demonstration project that tested the concepts and applications of linking student records using social security numbers with state unemployment insurance (UI) wage and other data sources. It also contains information of value to policymakers, state and local administrators, practitioners, and consumers of postsecondary vocational education. Chapter I explores the value of wage data sources in examining trends regarding former students in the workplace. Chapter II provides the historical perspective and looks at the changing legislative environment and factors influencing the use of state UI wage data. Chapter III identifies needs of various audiences for employment and earnings information. Chapter IV describes concepts tested by the demonstration project as well as the data sources and elements used. Chapter V presents findings from the two-state demonstration to illustrate how wage data can be used and presented. Chapter VI provides a profile of the strength of the longitudinal perspective. Chapter VII discusses five steps for state implementation of a system to link school-based information with state UI and other state and federal wage data records: (1) plan and determine data priorities, (2) identify state and federal administrative data sources, (3) make data collection decisions, (4) develop data processing procedures, and (5) conduct data analysis. Appendixes include 91 endnotes and a discussion of the differences between outcome measures and performance standards. (YLB)
Study of academic instruction for disadvantaged students academic challenge for the children of poverty( Book )

in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preparando a sus hijos para la universidad : guía para padres( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serving different masters Title VII evaluation practice and policy by Paul Hopstock( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study was conducted to review local Title VII evaluation and improvement practices, focusing on local Transitional Bilingual Education and Special Alternative Projects. This final report summarizes the findings of the study, and includes a separate report on 18 case studies of evaluation systems of local Title VII grantees. The study reviewed the applications and reports of 200 Title VII projects and conducted a mail survey of directors and evaluators of all 655 projects funded in that fiscal year, followed by 18 case studies. It is concluded that the purposes and audiences of the program evaluations have not been clearly articulated by the ED and there has been no clear description of how the evaluations should be integrated or prioritized. Few of the many possible uses are being realized, so that reports are not being used in systematic evaluations at a higher level. Findings concentrate on: (1) purposes and uses of evaluations; (2) evaluation of implementation and student outcomes; (3) the quality and cost of evaluations; (4) qualifications of evaluators; and (5) evaluation assistance. Program options for the Federal Government are suggested, relating to the conduct and use of the evaluations. The report contains four tables of evaluation details. Appendix 1 presents the survey results, with 54 tables of responses from directors and evaluators. Appendix 2 is the summary of case findings from the 18 case studies. (SLD)
Descriptive study of the Chapter 1 Migrant Education Program( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming American education : a directory of research and practice to help the nation achieve the six national education goals( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transition activities in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services by United States( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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