ERIC Number: ED058345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Higher Horizons 100, 1970-71. An Evaluative Report.
Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Higher Horizons 100 is an articulated approach to compensatory education for four groups fo approximately 100 urban students in grades seven to nine. Working through an instructional team made up of teachers and other specialists, the program is designed to motivate and encourage individual youngsters to react to a student-centered educational program. This program, which places a high degree of reliance on proven inner-city methodologies, includes in its operational repertoire: small group instruction, intensive counseling, teacher feedback, and cultural activities. The actual make-up of the 100 instructional teams have varied somewhat over the course of the program's five-year history. During the 1970-71 year, both the make-up of each center's staff and the actual conduct of the instructional programs changed due to varying circumstances. The behavioral objectives of the programs were as follows: a significant increase in the mastery of language skills; a significant gain in writing skill ability; the achievement of a more realistic self-image toward school and society; and, the achievement of a better attendance record. The evaluation of the four team program was accomplished in terms of an overall pre-and post-test model. Test scores were obtained at the beginning and end of the school year. Gain scores were computed and assessed for statistical significance. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Higher Horizons Program