ERIC Number: ED087838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
An Evaluation of the College Bound Program. ESEA Title I Program.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
The College Bound (CB) Program, funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, was designed to improve the reading and arithmetic skills and raise the academic level of students from poverty areas of the city and help them gain admission to college. During the academic year 1972-73 the program was conducted at 32 high schools in New York City and enrolled approximately 11.000 students. The major components of the program were intensive guidance services, small class size, tutoring, family assistant services, double reading and math periods, and cultural events. In addition, the Program sponsored conferences where students could meet professional people from a variety of fields. This evaluation undertook to investigate the implementation and effectiveness of the formal objectives outlined in the program proposal. Data on student achievement on standardized tests of reading and mathematics, attendance, grade point averages, as well as admission to college and receipt of financial aid on the part of senior students, were collected. Additionally, student attitudes and motivations were assessed through self-report questionnaires and staff perceptions of the CB program were measured via mailed-in questionnaires and extensive structured interviews of teachers, guidance counselors, and coordinators. While data analysis focussed on determining whether the program met its formal objectives, supplementary analyses were performed which provide richer detail on the success of the various program components. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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