ERIC Number: ED059331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of the School Volunteers Project, 1970-1971.
The School Volunteers Program functions to facilitate the recruitment and placement of volunteers in several Title I designated schools, and is funded under Title I, E.S.E.A. While the services provided by the volunteers may on occasion include non-instruction related duties, the principal role performed by the volunteer is that of a tutor. Thus, the purpose of the program is to provide additional instructional assistance, for students performing far below normal in basic academic skills, in the form of volunteer tutors. The goal of the program as well as of the individual tutor is to help the tutorial students increase their academic achievement levels. Its attainment is supported by the testimoni- als of the volunteers, but not by test score data. However, since pretest data were not available, a true assessment of the program's effectiveness in this area was precluded. Assessment of the program's effectiveness in achieving secondary level objectives, i.e., decreasing the amount of absence and tardiness on the part of the enrolled students and improving the relationships of these students with fellow students and significant adults, was limited solely to evidence reported by the volunteers in the questionnaires they completed. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Development.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Michigan