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Exiting Program Improvement
HRD-93-2R: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
GAO provided information on the: (1) percentage of Chapter 1 schools that exit the Chapter 1 program after 1 year due to improved student achievement-test scores; and (2) extent of inaccurate school ratings based on imprecise achievement-test scores. GAO found that: (1) one-half to three-quarters of the schools identified for program improvement would improve student achievement-test scores after...
Chapter 1 Accountability: Greater Focus on Program Goals Needed
HRD-93-69: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of Chapter 1 program improvement provisions, focusing on the: (1) process states and school districts use to identify schools for program improvements; and (2) implementation of the joint and local phases of program improvement.GAO found that: (1) states and school districts identified schools needing program improvement if their...
OCG-93-18TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on education issues facing Congress and the new administration, focusing on the need to: (1) enhance federal efforts to meet national educational goals; (2) reduce the cost and preserve the integrity of the student loan program; and (3) strengthen Department of Education management.GAO noted that: (1) the education system is not meeti...
Remedial Education: Modifying Chapter 1 Formula Would Target More Funds to Those Most in Need
HRD-92-16: Published: Jul 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chapter 1 program established to fund supplementary remedial education services for low-achieving students in poverty areas, focusing on whether: (1) modifications to the Chapter 1 funding formula would improve the targeting of program funds; (2) the Chapter 1 formula adequately reflects the cost of providing education services; and (3) more cu...
The Urban Underclass: Disturbing Problems Demanding Attention
HRD-90-52: Published: Sep 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1990.
GAO assessed the development of the urban underclass in the United States.GAO found that: (1) the urban underclass comprised a relatively small percentage of the population, with estimates ranging from less than 2 million, based on the number of able-bodied persistently poor in urban areas, to 5.6 million based on census tracts with high concentrations of disadvantaged families; (2) between 1970 a...
U.S. and Foreign Strategies for Preparing Noncollege Youth for Employment
T-HRD-90-31: Published: Jun 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the preparation of noncollege youth in the United States and four foreign countries. GAO found that: (1) the United States fails to prepare noncollege youth for employment, equip them with necessary literacy skills, and provide them an effective transition from school to work; (2) 20 percent of young U.S. adults read below the eighth-grade level; (3) many children, primarily from low...
Compensatory Education: Chapter 1's Comparability of Services Provision
HRD-87-102: Published: Aug 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1987.
GAO reviewed states' implementation of the comparability-of-services provision of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981.GAO noted that the provision requires that children living in areas receiving assistance under the act not receive fewer state- and local-funded services than children in areas not receiving such assistance. GAO found that: (1) there is confusion among the state...
Education's Chapter 1 and 2 Programs and Local Dropout Prevention and Reentry Programs
T-HRD-87-2: Published: Mar 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1987.
GAO discussed its recent work on the Compensatory Education Program and the Education Block Grant Program, and provided an analysis of nearly 500 local dropout prevention programs. GAO found that the Compensatory Education Program: (1) had few errors in its local school districts' student selection decisions; (2) may not be reaching some of the nation's needier children because the scores that sch...
Awarding and Implementing an Emergency School Aid Act Grant to the North End Concerned Citizens Community Council, Detroit, Michigan
B-164031(1): Published: Aug 28, 1974. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1974.
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