ERIC Number: ED032981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Junior High Phase of a Multiphase Program for Assimilating Variant and Rural Youth Into an Urban Educational Setting. Final Evaluation Report.
Saint Cloud Board of Education, Minn.
Evaluations of 2 experimental programs developed by the St. Cloud, Minnesota, school system with funds from Title III, Elementary and Secondary Education Act are given in this report. Section 1 describes the Junior High Development Center, a program designed to help students who had very low basic education skills and showed signs of becoming school dropouts, but had the potential to graduate from high school. Ten students were chosen for the experimental program and 10 students were used as a control group. Students in the experimental program spent half a day in the program and half a day in regular school classes. The experimental group scored significantly higher on a mathematics test and were rated by parents as having significantly improved behavior. There were no significant differences on class grades, reading test scores, and teacher and counselor evaluation of behavior change. Section 2 of the report describes the Special Program for the Enrichment of Educationally Deprived (SPEED), a related program developed for 7th grade students enrolling 27 students with low basic skills who were potential dropouts, and 11 special education mentally retarded students. The program was characterized by flexible programs, tutoring, small group instruction, and field trips. An evaluation indicated that the majority of students showed a general improvement in grades, school adjustment, and behavior. (Author/TL)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Cloud Board of Education, Minn.