ERIC Number: ED183937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Summary Report of the Audit of an Evaluation of the Consolidated Services Demonstration Project.
Holmes, Dennis H.
High attrition rate and under representation of educationally disadvantaged youth in vocational education programs were the policy issues behind the development and piloting of the Consolidated Services Demonstration Project in seven California high schools. The three-year project sought to integrate the separated programs for compensatory, vocational, and career education, thus making the curriculum and secondary school experiences of disadvantaged youth more relevant and cogent. Program objectives included the following: (1) improvement of basic skills; (2) generation of positive attitudes; (3) development of career and occupational competencies; (4) generation of cooperation and understanding between career education and vocational education administrations and staffs; (5) increase in parent and community involvement and awareness; and (6) integration of career education and vocational education programs and services. A summative evaluation was conducted to assess the impact of project objectives. Data were collected by pre/post achievement test data provided by two of the schools strongly suggested significant changes in achievement levels over the project period. (Specific results are provided for each objective.) (BM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Basic Skills, Career Education, Community Involvement, Compensatory Education, Coordination, Disadvantaged Youth, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Parent Participation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Summative Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research and Program Evaluation Services, Springfield, VA.