ERIC Number: ED200137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The California Student Opportunity and Access Program: An Initial Evaluation.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
An evaluation of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) by the Postsecondary Education Commission is presented. The Cal-SOAP is a competitive-grants program designed to encourage cooperative, interinstitutional projects to increase the enrollment of low-income high school students in postsecondary institutions and to increase the number of low-income community college students who transfer to four-year institutions. Questions addressed by the evaluation are as follows: whether activities are implemented as planned, the number of students being served, whether the projects are adequately staffed and managed, the degree of progress that has been made toward achieving the stated objectives, and the cost of the program. The following five projects that were awarded grants for 1979-80 and 1980-81 are examined: Central Coast EOP/S Consortium (Project HELP, Santa Clara County); Educational Guidance Center Consortium (East Bay); San Diego County Cal-SOAP Consortium (San Diego County); Solano University and Community College Education Support Services (SUCCESS, Solano-Yolo County); and South Coast EOP/S Consortium (Orange County). During the developmental first year, almost all of the Cal-SOAP project activities have been implemented as proposed. The pilot projects are experimenting with strategies to reduce duplication in outreach efforts, to disseminate information, and to use college students as peer tutors/counselors with high school students. The text of the enabling legislation is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Articulation (Education), College Attendance, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Educational Opportunities, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Low Income Groups, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, State Legislation, Student Recruitment, Transfer Students
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; California Student Opportunity and Access Program