ERIC Number: ED193402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study on the Academic Development of Selected Participants in a Midwestern Upward Bound Project.
Young, Eric D.
Using a developmental research model, this longitudinal study focused on the academic development throughout secondary education of participants in a Midwestern Upward Bound project. The study attempted to determine whether the participants collectively demonstrated significant gains in achievement as a direct result of involvement in Upward Bound and assessed whether the school input factors (facilities, quality of the educational process, individualized instruction, and expenditures for compensatory education programs) were significant determinants of program success and the academic development of the students. Findings indicated that the Upward Bound program has been successful in meeting its goals and objectives. Most participants made academic gains, persisted in secondary education, and graduated. Many participants aspired to and gained admission to postsecondary institutions. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educationally Disadvantaged, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Role, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics, Student Improvement
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Iowa; Upward Bound
Note: Ed.S. Thesis, University of Iowa.