ERIC Number: ED066530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-10
Reference Count: 0
Final Evaluation Report, Year III, 1971-1972, Project Process. Title VIII, Section 807, E.S.E.A., Fall River, Massachusetts.
Fall River Public Schools, MA.
Project Process, funded through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII, is an integrated model within the existing school system concentrating on reducing the number of dropouts via an institutional change strategy. The basic goal of the project is to develop a flexible atmosphere where learning can take place. Within this goal is the assumption that this can be accomplished for a long run effect only if the project focuses on treating the underlying problems rather than the symptoms of the problems. This leads to the premise that adolescents do not by their very nature tend to drop out of learning (school), but are pushed out (of school) by factors within the school, home, or community that necessarily need to change. The evaluation program is designed to provide the necessary procedures and skills for the collection, organization, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of descriptive data and comparative data throughout the entire project. This process began with the delineation of objectives in performance terms from the goals of Project Process and the programs to be implemented. Its nature is such that it allows for process modifications while insuring the interpretation of expected and unexpected outcomes in terms of recorded measurements, observations, input, and process information. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fall River Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VIII; Massachusetts