ERIC Number: ED087837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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An Evaluation of the College Discovery and Development Program. ESEA Title I Program.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
The College Discovery and Development Program (CDDP), funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, was designed for educationally disadvantaged students who are underachievers and who have evidenced potential to do satisfactory academic work. In most instances the target population has been identified by feeder school counselors as a group that could benefit from smaller classes and the possibility of individual attention. At five designated high schools--one to each borough--C.D.D.P. students were separated from the rest of the high school population to receive concentrated work in major subjects (math, foreign languages, science, social studies and English), with a special emphasis placed on basic skills. They were part of the mainstream of each school for minor subjects, electives, and in some instances for other subjects. Presumably this program was also supposed to provide tutorial service before and after regular school hours, as well as supplementary cultural activities and an exposure to college campuses. The program presently has a total student population of about 1400, with a staff consisting of teachers, coordinators, guidance counselors, student aides, family assistance, and one secretary. The stated goals are the following: (1) improving student achievement in academic subjects; (2) improving reading and math performance on standardized examinations; (3) developing an awareness of culture and the arts; and, (4) improving the changes for college admission and retention. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I