ERIC Number: ED123283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Follow Through Program in Philadelphia, 1971-1972. Volume I. Programs Personnel's and Parents' Perceptions of the Program.
McNamara, Thomas; And Others
Local evaluation of the Follow Through Program in Philadelphia 1971-72 set itself the task of filling in those areas in earlier evaluations which it had not had time to devote itself to. A comprehensive study was made of program personnel and parents' perceptions of the Follow Through Program and of Follow Through pupils performance on city-wide standardized tests. It is concluded that all levels of program personnel and parents seem to be highly convinced that the program should continue. A considerable number of suggestions for modifications in policies and procedures among upper level personnel focus on changes in and/or combinations of models or model components, better Federal and sponsor support, and better evaluation efforts at all levels. There seems to be agreement overall that the program has a positive effect on pupil attitude and attendance. With respect to the program's effectiveness in subject matter areas, all levels of program personnel and parents seem to indicate fairly high satisfaction in all areas except science and social studies. All levels of program personnel seem to welcome parent involvement. There seems to be very good implementation throughout the program of the special supportive services aspect. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Annual Reports, Elementary Education, Individual Development, Kindergarten, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)