ERIC Number: ED382753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Statewide Evaluation of Florida's College Reach-Out Program. Annual Report: 1992-93 Cohort. Report and Recommendations.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Commission, Tallahassee.
This report presents an evaluation of Florida's College Reach-Out Program (CROP) and data on the 1992-93 cohort of institutions and students that the program serves. CROP is a state-wide program designed to increase the number of students successfully completing postsecondary education by providing academic enrichment opportunities and career counseling to students in grades 6 through 12. The program served 5,146 students in the school year, 84 percent of whom were black. Five percent were Hispanic American, two percent were Asian, and one percent were Native American. CROP students graduated at a much higher rate than did students in the random comparison sample. They performed at higher levels for reading, mathematics, and science, but performed less well on the state's foreign language indicator. Among participants in the two graduating classes, 54 percent were found to be continuing their educations. Recommendations are made for program improvement. Twelve figures present study data. Four appendixes provide supplementary information, including nine tables of data and a list of pertinent state laws. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Counseling, College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Outreach Programs, Program Evaluation, State Legislation, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers: College Outreach Program FL; Florida
Note: For the 1991-92 cohort, see ED 375 740. Some tables have very small print.