ERIC Number: ED036580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Attendance Task Force to Strengthen High School Attendance Programs. Evaluation of State Urban Education Programs in New York City 1968-69.
This report evaluates a demonstration project attempted for the first time in New York City schools in 1969 which was designed to remediate absenteeism in the high schools. The project was to provide individualized attention and concentrated services for 16-year-old and older chronic absentees and their parents. Other objectives included the development of a referral service for job counseling and evening education programs, and assistance to principals with their school registers. The evaluation design was based on: (1) comparisons of school attendance records before and after implementation of the project; (2) surveys of opinions about the reasons for chronic absenteeism; and, (3) assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the project. The data were gathered through interviews and questionnaires. Recommendations and sample questionnaire forms used are included. (KG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Urban Education, New York, NY. Educational Research Committee.
Identifiers: New York (New York)