ERIC Number: ED175589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Parlier High School P.A.S.S. Program (Portable Assisted Study Sequence). 1978 Report.
Lynn, James J.; Woltz, Dan
The Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) Program, a pilot correspondence course program specifically designed to assist the Statewide School Dropout Prevention Program by enabling migrant students throughout California to accumulate high school graduation credits more easily, was effective and worthwhile in 1978. Sixty-three curriculum units in twelve subjects representing eighty credits were available in portable, mailable, self-paced learning packages for use in making up credit deficiencies and supplementing regular instruction. Of 578 students enrolled in PASS in 1978 (346 in the summer), only 12 dropped out and 526 received partial or full credit in a PASS course. Most utilized courses were general math, American government, U.S. history, reading, and English. The PASS program should more clearly define its target population and should modify goals and objectives accordingly. The curriculum units should be anchored to statewide graduation proficiency standards so that migrant students can accumulate both competencies and credits. Direct immediate feedback to enrolled students should be explored. PASS should be articulated with other migrant programs both in and out of California and should perhaps serve as pilot for a national program. Copies of questionnaires used in data collection are included. (SB)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Correspondence Study, Credits, Curriculum Development, Dropout Prevention, Educational Programs, Graduation Requirements, High School Students, Learning Modules, Migrant Education, Nontraditional Education, Pilot Projects, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Unit Plan
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Community Services and Migrant Education.; Parlier Unified School District, CA.
Authoring Institution: Cybernetic Learning Systems, Holister, CA.
Identifiers: California; Migrant Student Record Transfer System; Portable Assisted Study Sequence Program