ERIC Number: ED063446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Evaluation of the 1969-1970 School-Home Liaison Programs: Programs and Patterns for Disadvantaged High School Students. ESEA Title I.
Simon, Alan J.
The purpose of this program, funded under Title I of 1965 Elementary Secondary Act, is to send paraprofessional workers who are familiar with the community into the homes of high school students who show serious problems in school attendance, adjustment, or achievement. The objective is to establish rapport between the school and the parents in the hope that better communication would help prevent problem students from dropping out of school. Evaluation procedures involved analyses of school records data on absenteeism, lateness for class, and academic achievement in language skills. Questionnaire and interview schedules were used to assess parent, student, and staff attitudes toward the program, toward self, and toward education. Analysis techniques involved simple descriptive statistics and standard tools for detecting significant group differences. The major findings include the following gains, which were obtained for only one of the two participating high schools: (a) a decrease in absenteeism during the 1969-70 year as compared to the 1968-69 school year; (b) a decrease in being late for classes during the 1969-70 school year as compared to the 1968-69 school year; and, (c) patterns of change in English achievement levels from June 1969 to June 1970 similar to a norm of other students in that high school. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: Teaching and Learning Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I Program; New York (New York)