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ERIC Number: ED013850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 83
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE FOUR-YEAR COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL--NINTH-YEAR TRANSFER PROGRAM.
FRANKEL, EDWARD
PRESENTED IN THIS REPORT IS AN INTERIM EVALUATION OF A NEW YORK CITY PROGRAM TO TRANSFER NINTH-GRADE PUPILS FROM 38 TRUNCATED JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS TO ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOLS. AS THE FIRST STEP TOWARD A CITY-WIDE SYSTEM OF 4-YEAR COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOLS, THE TRANSFER PROGRAM ATTEMPTED TO IMPROVE THE ETHNIC BALANCE IN THE SCHOOLS AND TO MOTIVATE THE DISADVANTAGED NINTH GRADERS WHO WERE TRANSFERRED. SEVEN SAMPLE ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOLS AND SIX COMPARISON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS WERE USED IN THE EVALUATION. INFORMATION WAS GATHERED FROM STUDENT DATA SHEETS AND FROM EVALUATIONS BY PRINCIPALS, GUIDANCE STAFF, AND TEACHERS. AREAS EXPLORED WERE THE REACTIONS OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO THE PROGRAM, ORGANIZATIONAL AND CURRICULAR CHANGES IN THE SAMPLE HIGH SCHOOLS, AND THE TRANSFERRED STUDENTS' ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AS INDICATED BY CHANGES IN THEIR READING COMPREHENSION SCORES, SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT, AND ATTENDANCE. ACCORDING TO REPORTS OF THE SCHOOL PERSONNEL, THE TRANSFERRED STUDENTS HAD SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS AND WERE EDUCATIONALLY RETARDED UPON ARRIVAL. DURING A 7-MONTH PERIOD, THEY GAINED NINE MONTHS IN THEIR LEVEL OF READING COMPREHENSION WHEREAS THE NINTH GRADERS IN THE COMPARISON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS GAINED ELEVEN MONTHS DURING THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME. HOWEVER, THERE WERE TWICE AS MANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO TESTED AT OR ABOVE THE NORM IN READING COMPREHENSION. THE FINDINGS ALSO REVEAL THAT ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF THE TRANSFER GROUP PASSED FOUR OR FIVE MAJOR SUBJECTS. ATTENDANCE AMONG THIS GROUP WAS POORER AFTER THEY WERE TRANSFERRED THAN IT HAD BEEN BEFORE. APPENDIXES INCLUDE THE INSTRUMENTS USED IN THE EVALUATION AND TABULATED DATA ON THE ETHNIC CENSUS AND ON READING COMPREHENSION SCORES. (LB)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)