ERIC Number: ED027367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
College Bound Program, New York City. Secondary Program in Compensatory Education 4.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
From 2,000 to 3,000 ninth- and tenth-grade students in New York City, mostly black and Puerto Rican, were selected for an intensive educational program (small classes, double sessions of English, group and individual counseling, and cultural enrichment) with the hope that they would remain in the program throughout high school and then pursue higher education. Local colleges and universities had agreed to admit successful program graduates and provide them with financial aid. The students, selected for their good attendance and conduct, were unlikely to enter a college preparatory program in high school. About one-half were between grade level and two years retarded in reading and arithmetic. Over the 1967 6-week summer session which preceded the program during the school year students showed an average gain of 3 months to a year in four tests of reading and arithmetic. The evaluation of this session is the only one reported. A description of the program contains information on staff, methodology, and costs. (EF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Cultural Enrichment, Disadvantaged Youth, High School Students, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, School Personnel, Small Classes, Summer Schools, Test Results, Underachievement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402 ($0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: College Bound Program; New York (New York); Stanford Achievement Tests