ERIC Number: ED114448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Paducah-Louisville Consortium, Project VIII. Focus on Dropouts...A New Design. Final Evaluation, 1973-74.
Paducah Public Schools, KY.
The major objectives of the projects reported are to reduce dropouts, to decrease suspensions, to increase attendance rate, to increase reading and math achievement, to decrease disciplinary referrals, and to improve self-concept. Three project components are instructional, including personalized instruction in English, mathematics, social studies, and reading; staff development, including curriculum development and human relations training; and student services, including counseling, psychological-physical needs, home visitation, and parental involvement. Findings indicated a 34.4 percent reduction in the dropout rate over a five-year period for Paducah and 16.9 percent at Shawnee for a three-year period. Suspensions are found to be reduced to an acceptable level. Achievement gains in reading and math at Shawnee are seen to be significantly higher in 1973-74. At Paducah, student self-concept is considered to have improved throughout the five-year period, with the exception of 1973-74 at the junior high in Paducah. The document includes abstract, summary, context, program, overall objectives, components I-III, and appendices. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance Records, Consortia, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, High Schools, Human Services, Institutional Cooperation, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Minority Group Children, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, School Holding Power, Self Concept, Staff Development, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Paducah Public Schools, KY.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Kentucky (Louisville)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII