ERIC Number: ED092641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
["Project KAPS": A Dropout Prevention Program at Elementary Level. Description and Evaluation.]
Langley, Janis; And Others
Project Keeping All Pupils in School (KAPS) is a dropout prevention program designed by officials in the Baltimore City Public Schools, supported by Federal funds under the provision of Title VIII of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act (PL90-427). The KAPS Program consists of six components. They include: Daily Program, Service to Aid Youth Centers, Community Liaison Assistants, Earn and Learn, Teacher Accountability Plan, and Management. The intent of each of these program components is to mediate the powers of various environmental and conditional factors which have caused students to leave the Baltimore City Public Schools, and to strengthen the roles played by parents, teachers, and community leaders in combating school dropouts. Operation KEEP refers to the KAPS Experience for Elementary Pupils through the Daily Program component. In 1972-73, the component serviced some 400 pupils in 14 pilot classes of four elementary schools within the KAPS cluster. The component's operation was based on identification of dropout-prone pupils on the upper elementary level. Its terminal goal was dropout prevention through early diagnosis of instructional needs and the immediate application of prescriptions. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII