ERIC Number: ED042824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Discovering and Developing the College Potential of Disadvantaged High School Youth: A Report of the Fourth Year of Longitudinal Study on the College Discovery and Development Program.
Harris, Beatrice; Brody, Lawrence
This fourth annual report describes the educational progress of students who had been admitted to the College Discovery and Development Program. In general pattern the implementation of the program remained unchanged from the previous year although there were a number of specific changes including those among staff and student personnel and budgetary arrangements. Data on socioeconomic background and previous achievement were collected and analyzed. Students in the different centers participating in the program differed significantly in mother's education, total weekly income, number of rooms in apartment, number of years at present address, and Adjusted Life Chance Scale score. No differences were found in age of students, father's education, monthly rent, and number of persons in apartment. It was found that, on the whole, first year students were performing on grade level in each of the subtests of the Metropolitan Achievement Test; overall academic average was the 70's for the eighth and ninth grades. For all the classes, first to fourth years inclusive, however, the academic average was approximately 72. By June, 1969 fourth year students had completed their first year in college, either in branches of the City University or private colleges. Third and fourth year students viewed on the basis of past achievement and socioeconomic data as students who would most likely not complete high school, went on to reverse this prognosis in a ramarkable manner. (RJ)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Div. of Teacher Education.
Identifiers: City University Of New York; College Discovery and Development Program; New York