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ERIC Number: ED001578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 33
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REPORT OF EVALUATION OF FIVE SELECTED STUDY CENTERS SCHOOL YEAR 1963-64.
THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY CENTER PROGRAM HAS BEEN TO PROVIDE A PLACE WHERE STUDENTS MAY HAVE A QUIET PLACE TO STUDY AND WHERE THEY MAY RECEIVE HELP WITH THEIR SCHOOL WORK. SEVENTEEN CENTERS ARE IN OPERATION WITH HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE AGE TUTORS. THE COORDINATOR IN CHARGE AT EACH CENTER IS A TEACHER FROM THE SCHOOL WHERE IT IS LOCATED. EACH CENTER IS OPEN ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK. AREAS OF INVESTIGATION INCLUDED THE CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS WHO ATTEND, THE REACTIONS OF STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS, AND INFLUENCE ON SCHOOL PROGRESS. FIVE CENTERS WERE CHOSEN FOR THIS STUDY, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE DISTRIBUTED TO PARENTS, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS INVOLVED. THESE CENTERS SERVED 5TH, 6TH, AND 7TH GRADE CHILDREN. GRADES OF THE REGULAR ATTENDERS (75 PERCENT OF THE SESSIONS) WERE COMPARED OVER THE 5-MONTH PERIOD. THE EVIDENCE GATHERED INDICATED THAT A WIDE SAMPLING OF STUDENTS ATTENDED TO IMPROVE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, BEHAVIOR AND WORK HABITS. QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES SHOWED THAT THESE STUDENTS RECEIVED NEEDED HELP. PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS RATED THE PROGRAM VERY HIGHLY. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT GRADES WERE AFFECTED ALTHOUGH TEACHERS FELT THE GREATEST IMPACT WAS IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. THERE WAS SOME INDICATION OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE ATTITUDES OF STUDENTS AND THE PARENTS TOWARD THE SCHOOL.
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Oakland)