ERIC Number: ED091476
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-30
Reference Count: N/A
Project Emerge, Dayton, Ohio. 1972-73 Final Evaluation Report.
Dayton City School District, OH.
Project Emerge, funded under Title VIII of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, is located in the Model Cities Area, a black-inhabited west side section of Dayton, Ohio. The target school student population is 2,300 of which 20 percent come from families with low incomes. Project Emerge's major objectives are to reduce the dropout rate in grades 9-12, decrease absenteeism, and improve the students' academic performance and attitude toward school. Emerge further proposes to decrease semester suspensions. The project components include: Instructional (language arts, reading laboratory, mathematics laboratory, and staff development); and Service to Students/Cooperative Education (Guidance and counseling, health programs, "shop," early childhood program, work experience program, automotive professional training, and inservice training). During the first three years of the project (1969-72) an average of 1,340 students per year participated in the various project components. This year involved almost all of the 1,700 Roosevelt students and about 100 seventh- and eighth-grade MacFarlane students in the various programs. The project appears to have faired pretty well when overall one year objectives are viewed. The number of dropouts decreased, attendance increased, and semester expulsions decreased. However few of the supporting objectives were met. That the overall one year objectives were met seems to be related more to changes in board policy and the courts than in the efforts of Project Emerge. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dayton City School District, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII