ERIC Number: ED126207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Palama Settlement: Effect of the Academic-Athletic Program on Future School Performance.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Social Welfare Development and Research Center.
The hypothesis that participation in a Palama Settlement House after-school, academic-athletic program leads to an increase in academic performance in the targeted subject (math) in school is examined in this document. It is also of interest to know whether or not the program is reaching its target group of low academic achievers. A sample of youngsters who completed at least one academic athletic season in the program is matched for sex, grade in school, and school attended with a nonparticipating control group. For both groups, school grades in math, verbal and math scores on standardized tests (STEP and SCAT), and attendance in school are compared for the year prior to and following the program. These scores are obtained from school records. There is no difference between the two groups on preprogram school math grades and verbal or math achievement tests. The post program scores show that academic gains made in the program result in improved post program STEP and SCAT math scores but do not show up in postprogram school math grades. The findings underscore both a success in the Palama Program for improving math ability and a failure for this to be reflected in school math grades. This implies the need for closer cooperation between youngsters school teachers and the Palama academic coaches to ensure the generalization of program results to school performance. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Achievement Rating, After School Programs, Athletics, Delinquency, Low Achievement, Mathematics, Participation, Pretests Posttests, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Standardized Tests, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Social Welfare Development and Research Center.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii (Honolulu)