ERIC Number: ED120294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Horizons 100, 1974-1975. Hartford Moves Ahead: An Evaluative Report.
Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Data collected from three high schools, two middle schools, and five grade levels indicate that this demonstration program can effectively correct some of the more salient ravages of educational deprivation. Using teamwork, the program provides supportive reading and language arts assistance, basic skill development, supplementary counseling services, and vocational, career, and experiential services designed to broaden each student's level of future achievement and aspirations. The principal component objectives related to pupils' achievement and attitudes are improved reading test scores, improved test achievement in other basic skill areas, improved school attitude, and improved school attendance. Month for month gains in the basic skill areas of reading and mathematics are generally attained on one or more of the criterion measures -- this standard being reached or exceeded by all high school teams with the exception of one. At the middle school level, the gain standard is reached in reading for all four teams but only for two teams in mathematics. Data presented for all teams at the high school level and for the three middle school teams support the contention that the program has a positive effect on the participants. Attendance data, measured against individual school criterion shows salutary patterns for all teams, and at a level which exceeds the attendance pattern of the host school as a whole. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut (Hartford)