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ERIC Number: ED016728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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REPORT ON THE SUMMER SESSION OF THE COLLEGE BOUND PROGRAM, JULY-AUGUST, 1967.
HILLSON, HENRY T.
THE COLLEGE BOUND PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP THE COLLEGE POTENTIAL OF DISADVANTAGED NINTH- AND 10TH-GRADE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. BEFORE ENTERING THE PROGRAM, 1800 "ACADEMIC RISK" STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN A SUMMER SESSION TO EASE THEIR TRANSITION FROM JUNIOR TO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. MOST OF THEM WERE ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL WITH READING SCORES AS MUCH AS TWO AND A HALF YEARS BELOW GRADE LEVEL. DURING THE SUMMER THEY WERE GIVEN A 3-HOUR DAILY SESSION OF INTENSIVE INSTRUCTION IN ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS IN SMALL CLASSES AND WITH INDIVIDUAL HELP FROM COLLEGE STUDENT AIDES. COUNSELING SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AND THE USE OF FAMILY ASSISTANTS WERE ALSO FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM. THE RESULTS OF TESTS ADMINISTERED BEFORE AND AFTER THE SUMMER SESSION SHOWED THAT THE STUDENTS MADE A MEDIAN READING GAIN OF FOUR MONTHS AND AN AVERAGE ARITHMETIC COMPUTATION GAIN OF ALMOST TWO YEARS. HOWEVER IT IS FELT THAT THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE JUDGED ONLY AFTER THREE OR FOUR YEARS OF STUDENT EXPOSURE DURING THE REGULAR ACADEMIC YEAR. THE REPORT DISCUSSES THE ATTITUDES OF THE STUDENTS AND THE ROLES OF THE TEACHERS, AIDES, AND SUPERVISORS IN THE PROGRAM, AND PROVIDES DESCRIPTIONS OF THE MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH SYLLABUSES, THE LIBRARY PROGRAM, THE GUIDANCE SERVICES, AND THE FUNCTIONS OF THE FAMILY ASSISTANTS. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: COLLEGE BOUND PROGRAM; New York (New York)