ERIC Number: ED196974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Higher Horizons 100. Report 80-7.
Hartford Public Schools, CT.
The Higher Horizons 100 program provided academic, cultural, and counseling services to underachieving secondary school students in grades seven through ten. The program goals for 1979-1980 included gains in students' reading and mathematics scores on standardized tests, an increased percentage of attendance, and the development of students' positive and realistic attitudes toward themselves and school. Test scores from the Metropolitan Achievement Tests and the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills indicated that students made significant gains in reading and mathematics exceeding those expected for the year. The goal of a standard attendance rate of 90 percent was surpassed by all participating schools. The results of a pupil rating form which measured self-esteem, perceptions of personal and scholastic growth, and attitudes toward school indicated that students were supportive of Higher Horizons and were positive in their perceptions of themselves, school, and the academic future. Recommendations for future program implementation are included. Evaluation data are included in tables and an appendix. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut (Hartford); Higher Horizons Program
Note: Some tables may be marginally legible due to small print. Report prepared by the Evaluation Office. For related documents see ED 177 516, UD 020 971 and UD 021 156.