ERIC Number: ED346126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
California Academic Partnership Program. External Evaluator's Cumulative Report--1987-90. Volume I.
Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
In 1984 the Governor of California signed into law a bill establishing the California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP), a program to develop cooperative efforts to improve the academic quality of public secondary schools and the preparation of all students for college. CAPP grants are awarded to collaborating secondary and postsecondary institutions to provide students with academic skills for success in higher education. CAPP projects, funded as part of a 3-year cycle, are curriculum projects involving teams of faculty and administrators from public and private schools and colleges, and assessment projects providing diagnostic tests and other services. Since 1984, over $7 million have been spent in support of 40 partnership projects involving 145 institutions and over 130,000 students. This comprehensive study reports on the 1987-90 evaluation of the CAPP and the 12 projects funded in the period. In these years, the CAPP served over 50,000 students and was found to have positive effects on: (1) student participation in postsecondary education; (2) student preparation for college; (3) curriculum and instruction; (4) dropout rate reduction; (5) assessment of student learning; (6) student populations of priority concern; (7) relations between secondary and postsecondary faculty; and (8) dissemination and institutionalization of program outcomes. Evaluation findings are presented in 23 tables and 14 figures in the text and appendices. Also included are 119 pages of forms used in the evaluation. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Diagnostic Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Grants, High School Students, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Secondary Education, Shared Resources and Services, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Univ. and Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: California; California Academic Partnership Program; External Evaluation; Institutionalization (of Innovations); Partnerships in Education
Note: For volume II, see TM 018 410.