ERIC Number: ED064425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Evaluation of the 1970-71 Benjamin Franklin Urban League Street Academy. ESEA Title I.
Erickson, Edsel; Wortham, James
The objective of the Benjamin Franklin Urban League Street Academy, funded under Title I of the Elementary Secondary Education Act of 1965, is to help students to stay in school or to help dropouts to return to school, or enter the world of work prepared and motivated to adjust and achieve satisfactorily. The major evaluation objectives of this study focused on determining the educational and employment status of those who were participating in the Academy during the 1969-1970 and 1970-71 school years. Methods of evaluation included: (1) data collected from interviews with employers, school and Academy staff, and students; (2) school and employee records data on vocational and academic status; (3) quationnaire data assessing student attitudes and views; and, (4) descriptive statistics used to characterize the populations of students who entered the program during 1969-70 and 1970-71 school years. Among the findings are the following: approximately 80 percent of those who entered the Street Academy during the fall and early winter of 1969-70 school year are currently in school or employed; over 46 percent of the former students are still in school and over 34 percent are working; and, about 90 percent of all who entered the Academy during the 1970-71 school year were in school as of June 1971 or employed. (Authors/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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; New York (New York)