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ERIC Number: ED344064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Effectiveness of New York City's Career Magnet Schools: An Evaluation of Ninth Grade Performance Using an Experimental Design.
Crain, Robert L.; And Others
The career magnet high school programs of the New York City (NYC) public school system were evaluated in an experimental study. The experimental design compared the ninth-grade performance of students randomly selected for magnet schools with those who "lost the lottery." It included 91 pools of students: 3,272 with average reading scores and 986 with scores in the bottom 16% or who had not taken the reading test. The career magnet programs in NYC are of two types: one dedicated to career magnet education and the other placed within comprehensive high schools as schools-within-a-school. The self-contained schools encouraged students to enroll in high school and helped students earn more graduation credits. The programs within comprehensive schools raised students' reading scores. Programs with hands-on computer work encouraged attendance and programs with strong placement efforts encouraged poor readers to stay in school. (Seventeen tables, 4 references, and 3 appendices are included. The appendices discuss using the experimental results to estimate the impact of career magnets on students and the program administrator survey; a sample page from the directory of NYC public schools is provided.) (NLA)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers: New York (New York); Randomization