ERIC Number: ED048430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
College Bound Program 1969 - 1970; Evaluation of ESEA Title I Projects in New York City, 1965.
Capone, Thomas; And Others
This is an evaluation of the College Bound Program (1969-70), which attempts to upgrade on a massive level the academic performance of disadvantaged high school students in New York City so that they will be prepared for college admission and performance. Unique features of the program include small class size, special guidance services, a family assistant program, a summer program, and cultural enrichment activities. In addition, College Bound is committed to providing admission to college; each student accepted into the program is admitted to a college if he earns an academic diploma, meets Regents Examination requirements, and attains an average of at least 70 percent. The primary goal of this evaluation is to determine whether the College Bound Program materially improved the academic functioning of the students so that they are able to succeed in college. All other evaluation concerns were subsidiary. Among the methods and instruments used were the Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT), grades, the Regents examinations, and demographic data. The evaluation report concludes that significant differences in MAT scores were found. However, on the Regents' exam, College Bound students did not show any differences on test scores in comparison with the controls. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of the original document.] (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Educational Research.
Identifiers: College Bound Program; New York (New York)