ERIC Number: ED049933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Project R-3, San Jose, Calif: Evaluation of Results and Development of a Cost Model.
Rapp, M. L.; And Others
This report is an evaluation by the Rand Corporation of a project designed to raise reading and arithmetic achievement of disadvantaged junior high school students. The project was prepared by Lockheed Missiles and Space Company for the San Jose Unified School District. Described are both the original R-3 program for a small number of students and the current program for a seventh-grade student in a single junior high school. The basic concepts of the remedial programs were: motivational activities to provide curriculum relevance, intensive involvements to improve teacher-student rapport, reading and arithmetic tailored to individual needs, and parental involvement in their children's school activities. Effectiveness and cost are separately analyzed. During a period of four months the average reading gain of students was five months; arithmetic, three months. Students with the lowest entering scores gained eight months in both subjects. Absences increased, but referrals and suspensions decreased. Costs are summarized by major program components including management, dissemination, inservice-training, mathematics, reading, humanities, field trips, and parental involvement. Finally, a cost-effectiveness model is developed which can be used for assessing the impact of change in resource allocation. (JG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: San Jose Unified School District, CA.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.