ERIC Number: ED092822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Operation Pre-Dropout. Project Outcome Evaluation Report.
Miller, Marian B.
This report evaluates a long-range, districtwide guidance program designed to identify elementary school children who are potential high school dropouts. Interviews with a small group of identified potential dropouts who remained in school and graduated resulted in the identification of factors associated with staying in school. A Svan-type scale (APDOS) for gathering and recording data from cumulative folders was adapted in 1969 and has been reviewed and validated annually since then. Data from the scale (APDOS) were used as major input to a committee working on modification of school practices. Teachers were offered inservice training to familiarize them with "dropout" factors and data gathering, and guidance program expension was effected. Conclusions and recommendations were: (1) the continued involvement of local school personnel is needed; (2) the local coordinator of the project must be thoroughly sold on its value; (3) basic identifying information for each pupil should be provided to teachers before school starts to help establish this as a routine guidance procedure; (4) case conferences should be held with individual children with three or more checks on the APDOS; and (5) great need exists for specific attention to the development of study habit skills and attitudes. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover.
Authoring Institution: Appoquinimink School District, Odessa, DE.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III