ERIC Number: ED056819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Project Catch-Up, June, 1966 to July, 1971: An Educational Program for Socially Disadvantaged Thirteen and Fourteen Year Old Youngsters. A Progress Report....
Mason, Evelyn P.
In this progress report are descriptions of (1) the 1970 program of Project Catch-Up (PCU), Western Washington State College's (WWSC) 6-week summer residence program of remediation and cultural enrichment for junior high age youth of ethnic minority status or poverty background having high potential and low achievement, and (2) the follow-up evaluation of PCU participants from the 1966-1970 programs. Also presented are an historical overview of PCU; a delineation of modifications in the 1970 program (involving WWSC's Fellowship Program for Experienced Teachers of the Disadvantaged); the design of the follow-up; and a summary of objective findings for the 1968 and 1969 groups in terms of results on the California Mental Maturity Test (CTMM), the California Achievement Tests of Reading and Arithmetic, and the California Psychological Inventory. The most significant finding from these measures is said to be that, with the exception of the total arithmetic subscale and female response to the CTMM, both of which remained stationary, all other measures improved significantly over a 2-year period for the 1968 and 1969 groups collectively. In addition, the overall attrition rate for PCU participants (including death, unknown whereabouts, and dropping out of school) is reported as standing at 13% as of July 1971. Appended are the financial statement for the 1970 program, "Director's Report for Fellowship Program in Secondary Education for Experienced Teachers of the Disadvantaged," and "Evaluation of Potential for Change in Junior High Age Youth from American Indian, Mexican and Anglo Ethnic Backgrounds." A related document is RC 005 773. (BO)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged, Dropout Rate, Followup Studies, Junior High School Students, Mexican Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Psychological Testing, Summer Programs, Teacher Education, Underachievement
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Univ., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Western Washington Univ., Bellingham.