ERIC Number: ED117237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Application for Validation: The FOCUS Project.
Portland Public Schools, OR.
The goal of the FOCUS project is the development and implementation of an alternative school program for high school students which will provide relevant opportunities for student growth, both personal and academic, and thereby reduce the number of dropouts, academic failures, and pupil indifference and disenchantment. Part I of the document deals with project information and project descriptions, including the context, effectiveness, costs, dissemination, and others. Part II addresses project effectiveness and success, citing each objective and providing for each a description of needs assessment and findings, activities for objective attainment, evaluation design, procedure, sampling technique, instruments, present evidence of objective attainment, and conclusions. Part III includes cost information, Part IV addresses exportability. Appendices include evaluation plans, evaluation reports, rating scales, and pre/posttest scores for individual students. The FOCUS Project is considered to have been accepted as a viable, educationally credible program capable of providing learning experiences congruent with the needs of students across all high school grades. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon (Portland)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III