ERIC Number: ED164111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Reanalysis of Follow Through Parent and Teacher Data from Spring 1975. Final Report.
Haney, Walt; Pennington, Nancy
Selected 1975 parent and teacher data from the Follow Through (FT) program were reanalyzed to see if the broader goals of FT were met. Analysts focused on comprehensive services provision, parental involvement promotion, and the relation of findings to the previous national FT evaluation and the Joint Dissemination Review Panel (JDRP) FT project review. Data were compared at three levels of aggregation: overall FT versus non-FT; sponsor level; and site level. Findings on comprehensive service provision indicate that FT was successful in providing disadvantaged children with medical and dental services. Findings on parent involvement indicate FT program success. Data indicate an apparent contradiction between the national FT evaluation test results and parents' perceptions of their children's progress in school and related questions. No strong relation between JDRP project approval and parent and teacher reports of service provision, parent involvement, or children's progress were found. It is noted that in this exploratory study, the representativeness and the quality of the data are problematic: only apparent differences between groups which reached the .05 probability level are discussed; and FT and non-FT comparisons are made, although the NFT groups are not strictly controls. Parent and teacher data at different levels of aggregation are included in five appendices. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Huron Inst., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Project Follow Through