ERIC Number: ED118643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Title VIII Student Support Program: Minneapolis Public Schools. Final Evaluation Report.
Dysinger, Dale W.
The Title VIII Student Support Program (SSP) of the Minneapolis Public Schools was initiated in the 1971-72 school year. This report describes activities of the project for the final (fourth) year and includes descriptions and some comparisons with the previous years. The purpose of the program is to design and implement various ways of reducing the student dropout rate for grades 7-12 at two junior high schools and two senior high schools in inner city Minneapolis. During the course of the four year operation the program has been organized within three components: the Education Component, the Student and Family Support Component and the Work Experience Component. Since the dropout rate for American Indian students in Minneapolis schools is especially high, many of the students selected for the program are American Indians. Although improvements are evident in the three program components, the program has not shown a significant effect on the dropout pattern. Lack of attendance and tardiness still seemed to be a large factor with most students in the program regarding work programs and school attendance. (Author/DEP)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, American Indians, Attendance, Dropout Prevention, Educational Objectives, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Low Achievement, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Special Programs, Student Evaluation, Student Improvement, Urban Schools, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VIII