ERIC Number: ED124609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Dropout Prevention Program, 1971-72 Regular and 1972 Summer School Terms. Consolidated Program Information Report.
Anderson, Stephen M.
The data in this report comes from the 1972 Consolidated Program Information Report (CPIR) designed to provide statistical information about federal educational aid programs at the local level. These data focus on the characteristics of the children who participate, the total staff involved, and all expenditures incurred in the operation of federal dropout programs in local school districts. Participants in the 21 projects reviewed include dropouts, potential dropouts, and former dropouts. Almost all of the participants are enrolled in public schools. Participation is 21,200 for the regular school term and 2,050 for summer school. Some participants attend both regular and summer sessions. Of the total $8.1 million expended, an estimated $2.5 million is expended for direct educative services in such areas as English usage arts, culture, and science. Pupil services account for about 21 percent of the total expenditures. This category includes food services, pupil transportation, health services, guidance, counseling, and others. An estimated 31 percent is spent on administration and program development, including general and instructional administration, information dissemination, research and development, planning, evaluation, demonstration, and personnel development. Instructional administration accounts for nearly $1.2 million, and program development for $676,000. Of the total amount expended for program development, $365,000 is spent for inservice and preservice training of staff personnel. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Educational Finance, Federal Programs, Instructional Student Costs, Low Income Groups, Operating Expenses, Potential Dropouts, Program Budgeting, Program Costs, Reading Instruction, Services, Statistical Data, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (DHEW), Washington, DC.