ERIC Number: ED118629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary of Six Major Evaluation Reports on Follow Through in Philadelphia, 1973-l1974.
This report is a non-technical summary of six major evaluation reports on the Follow Through Program in Philadelphia, 1973-74. Positive findings are presented in the areas of pupil achievement, teacher and pupil continuance and pupil absence, and supportive services and parent involvement. The Follow Through Program in Philadelphia is comprised of seven educational models: Bank Street, Behavior Analysis, Bilingual, Florida Parent Educator, Parent Implemented, Philadelphia Process and EDC (Educational Development Center). In terms of achievement based on cross sectional analysis, Total Follow Through (TFT) exceeds the Total Non-Follow Through (TNF) group in almost all test areas in kindergarten; in Total Reading, and Total Mathematics in first grade; and in Total Mathematics in third grade. The Behavior Analysis (Grades K-3) Model and Parent Implemented (Grades 1-3) Model (with only one exception on one criterion in the latter case) perform better than the TNF group at all grade levels. Comparisons between Spring 1973, and Spring, 1974 test data, although only tentative at best, indicate that overall, with the exception of kindergarten, the 1974 results show higher percentile ranks than do the 1973 results on comparable test areas. (Author/DEP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)