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School-Age Children: Poverty and Diversity Challenge Schools Nationwide
HEHS-94-132: Published: Apr 29, 1994. Publicly Released: May 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the increasing population of school-age children of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds living in poverty affects schools, focusing on the changes in demographic characteristics of school-age children between 1980 and 1990.GAO found that: (1) between 1980 and 1990, the numbers of poor school-age children increased by more than 400,000, to 7.6...
Special Education Reform: Districts Grapple with Inclusion Programs
T-HEHS-94-160: Published: Apr 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed special education reform, focusing on elementary school inclusion programs. GAO noted that: (1) some parents, teachers, and administrators are generally supportive of inclusion programs because of the positive effects on disabled students, their nondisabled classmates, and school staff; (2) in inclusion programs, the general education teacher is r...
Elementary School Children: Many Change Schools Frequently, Harming Their Education
HEHS-94-45: Published: Feb 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number and characteristics of children who change schools frequently, focusing on: (1) their success in school compared to children who have never changed schools; (2) whether federal educational programs provide adequate assistance to mobile children; and (3) whether improved student record systems help schools make informed jud...
Limited English Proficiency: A Growing and Costly Educational Challenge Facing Many School Districts
HEHS-94-38: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the nation's schools are educating limited-English-proficient (LEP) students, focusing on: (1) the characteristics of LEP students and the challenges that school districts face in educating them; (2) how districts with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds educate LEP students and the extent that academic subjects are taught in the s...
Transition From School to Work: H.R. 2884 Addresses Components of Comprehensive Strategy
T-HRD-93-32: Published: Sep 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1993.
GAO discussed the status of state comprehensive school-to-work transition strategies. GAO noted that: (1) only four states have enacted statutes to develop and implement such strategies; (2) a comprehensive school-to-work strategy includes development of students' academic and occupational competencies, career education and development, coordination between school systems and employers, and meanin...
Educational Testing: The Canadian Experience With Standards, Examinations, and Assessments
PEMD-93-11: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Canada's experiences with large-scale testing programs, focusing on: (1) how Canadian educational standards are set; (2) the types of tests used; (3) whether the tests were accountable; (4) safeguards which prevent the misuse of test results; and (5) whether tests improved teaching and learning.GAO found that: (1) Canadian test standards are set by...
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...
Compensatory Education: Difficulties in Measuring Comparability of Resources Within School Districts
HRD-93-37: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined school districts' compliance with the Department of Education's Chapter 1 program provisions that schools within a single district have comparable services, programs, personnel, and resources.GAO found that: (1) educators and Education officials disagreed as to how to best measure Chapter 1 comparability and how broadened criteria would affect scho...
Student Achievement Standards and Testing
T-PEMD-93-1: Published: Feb 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed student achievement standards and testing, focusing on: (1) the costs and extent of domestic testing; and (2) Canadian student testing and standards. GAO noted that: (1) in 1990 and 1991, U.S. student testing totalled $516 million, an average of $16 per student, and students spent an average of 7 hours annually on systemwide testing; (2) tradition...
Student Testing: Current Extent and Expenditures, With Cost Estimates for a National Examination
PEMD-93-8: Published: Jan 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed standardized school testing, focusing on: (1) its current nature, extent, and cost; and (2) how a new national test would affect those factors.GAO found that: (1) from 1990 through 1991, systemwide testing took 7 hours per year and cost an average of $15 per student; (2) the typical test was the commercially-developed four- or five-subject multiple...