ERIC Number: ED021194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
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Evaluation of an Eight Week Adult Education Program.
Wasson, John B.
As part of a training program for families receiving public assistance, an eight-week summer adult education program for 54 students was conducted in 1965 by the Ramsey County (Minnesota) Welfare Department and the Saint Paul Public Schools under Title V of the Economic Opportunity Act. Each day's program included a staff planning period, an assembly during which such topics as finding a job, budgeting, and citizen responsibility were discussed, instructional periods in reading, mathematics, and vocational guidance-human relations, and a library and counseling period. At the end of the program, the composite grade level on the Gates Reading Survey increased from 9.2 to 10.5, the grade level in arithmetic increased from 5.8 to 8.3, and there were no significant changes in students' responses to an experimental value scale. Thirteen students passed the GED high school equivalency test and 18 failed. Although there were no correlations with GED performance and number of school years completed, students with reading grade levels below ninth grade prior to the program were unable to pass the GED after eight weeks o" instruction while those with a prior grade level of 10.0 or higher all passed. The comments, both formal and informal, of students and their counselors were highly favorable. (aj)
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Authoring Institution: Ramsey County Welfare Dept., St. Paul, Minn. Work and Training Program.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota