ERIC Number: ED328350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
State Disadvantaged Child Project in the Portland Public Schools. 1988-89 Evaluation Report.
The purpose of this report is to describe the programs that make up Oregon's Disadvantaged Child Project (DCP) and document the ways in which students benefited from participation. The DCP was established in 1967 to provide supplemental services to children in low-income and culturally deprived areas. The project contains three major components: (1) Target Area schools whose primary target populations are students in the low-income core area of a Portland District served by eight elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school; (2) Qualifying Middle schools outside the core area attended by students from the area; and (3) two special programs: a Head Start early childhood education program and an after-school tutoring and homework assistance program, both of which mainly serve students from the Portland core area. The Target Area schools served nearly 6,600 students in 10 schools. Project funds in these schools were mostly used to provide additional teachers and teacher assistants for the purpose of increasing teacher-to-student ratios, and to enrich curricula. Qualifying Middle schools served 160 students. To a great degree, services took the form of supplementary instruction in basic skills. Fall and spring achievement test results for the Target Area schools showed student achievement levels in reading, math, and language usage that were lower than district averages. (RH)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Budgets, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students, Homework, Junior High School Students, Middle Schools, Preschool Children, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, State Programs, Tutoring
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Research and Evaluation Dept.
Identifiers: Portland School District OR; Program Characteristics; Project Head Start