ERIC Number: ED104550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary of Five Major Evaluation Reports on the Follow Through Program in Philadelphia 1972-1973.
This brief, nontechnical summary of five major evaluation reports is divided into four sections: 1. Pupil Achievement Characteristics: "Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT)", Spring, 1973; 2. Continuance and Transience Among Teachers and Pupils 1968-1973; 3. The Parental Component in Follow Through; and 4. Supportive Services in Follow Through. Achievement data from a cross-sectional viewpoint indicate that total Follow Through performance in the spring of 1973 is better than non-Follow Through performance in kindergarten and first grade, and that the Bank Street and Behavior Analysis models show consistently higher performance at all grade levels. Quasilongitudinal analyses indicate a positive effect of combined maximum exposure and Head Start or equivalent experience, particularly in the Behavior Analysis and Bank Street models. Pupil and teacher retention rates continue to be relatively high (60-70 percent for pupils; slightly more than 60 percent for teachers), and the parent involvement component continues to be a priority area. Supportive services data indicate that medical services are most uniformly provided for; psychological services the least so. However, in almost all cases services extend well beyond those provided by the school district. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.