ERIC Number: ED172934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Follow Through Pupil Absence Rates, Pupil Continuance Rates, and Teacher Continuance Rates in Philadelphia: 1975-76 to 1977-78. Report No. 7942.
Lukshus, Anne M.
This report covers three aspects of the Follow Through program in Philadelphia: pupil absence, pupil continuance, and teacher continuance. Data are presented by grade, model, and total program for the 1975-1976, 1976-1977, and 1977-1978 school years. Patterns of attendance were identified for the total pupil population and two subgroups: pupils with previous Head Start (HS) or equivalent experience and those without such exposure. Absence rates varied across the K-3 range. Lower absence was found at higher grade levels. Pupils with previous HS experience had significantly higher attendance than pupils without previous HS experience at every grade level. The pupil continuance rate was 66% in 1975-76, 62% in 1976-77, and only 27% in 1977-78, when the imposition of a strict interpretation of Title I guidelines caused a large number of former program pupils to become ineligible. This could be related to the reversal in the previous pattern of higher continuance rates for HS pupils. Teacher continuance rates increased as the size of the program diminished, since teachers with the most program experience were retained. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Project Follow Through; Project Head Start
Note: For related document, see ED 143 435 ; Parts of appendix may be marginally legible; Best copy available