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ERIC Number: ED020249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 110
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Reference Count: 0
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TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE, THE ACADEMIC TALENT SEARCH PROJECT.
MISSALL, ELLSWERTH
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A 1964-66 PROJECT TO BRING HIGHLY MOTIVATED DISADVANTAGED HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES TO FULL MATRICULATION AT BROOKLYN COLLEGE. THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM OFFERED STUDENTS IN-DEPTH COUNSELING, ENROLLMENT IN SOME OF THE COLLEGE'S REGULAR COURSES, AND INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION. FIRST-YEAR ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS CLASSES WERE LIMITED TO TEN STUDENTS. SYMPATHETIC AND EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTORS, ATTENTION TO STUDENTS' ECONOMIC SITUATION AND VOCATIONAL OBJECTIVES, AND JOB PLACEMENT WERE OTHER FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM. OBJECTIVE TEST DATA REVEALED THAT AFTER TWO YEARS THE STUDENTS WERE APPROXIMATELY AT THE LEVEL OF BEGINNING COLLEGE FRESHMEN. THE AVERAGE GRADE INDEX WAS BETWEEN A "C" AND A "D". OF THE 42 STUDENTS WHO INITIALLY ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM, 31 REMAINED THROUGH JUNE 1966. THE SOCIAL AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDENT PARTICIPANTS, THE ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS TUTORIAL PROGRAM, COUNSELING SERVICES, AND PROGRAM COSTS ARE DESCRIBED IN THE REPORT. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn Coll.
Identifiers: ACADEMIC TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM; City University of New York Brooklyn College; NELSON DENNY READING TEST; Sequential Tests of Educational Progress