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ERIC Number: ED131151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
A Study of the National Upward Bound and Talent Search Programs. Final Report. Volume II. Estimates of the Target Population for Upward Bound and Talent Search Programs.
Stuart, David H.; Cruze, Alvin M.
Volume II of a four volume report on the results of a national study of the Upward Bound (UB) and Educational Talent Search (ETS) programs provides estimates of the target population for the UB and ETS programs. The study describes the target population's composition with respect to personal and demographic characteristics, and estimates the extent of target populations coverage by the UB and ETS programs. The target population contained 2.1 million women and 1.8 million men, and its ethno-racial composition included fifty-four percent whites, thirty-six percent blacks, ten percent of Spanish descent, and less than one percent persons of other ethno-racial backgrounds. The determinant of the size of the effective target population estimate deemed most important is the assumption made about what constitutes academic potential. A precise measure of this attribute is not available, but a precise measurement is stated to be not critical for two reasons. First, the primary information provided by the target population estimates consists of the relative magnitudes of the target populations among geographic units or with respect to personal characteristics. Second, the estimates of the relative coverage of the target populations by the UB and ETS programs are judged to be not very sensitive to the measurement criteria. The number of clients in these programs in the 1973-1974 program year as a percent of the 1970 target population, by state, and by Office of Education region is, considered to best illustrate the relative coverage of the target population by UB and ETS programs. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Census Figures, College Preparation, College Programs, Demography, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, High School Students, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Measurement Objectives, Measurement Techniques, Minority Groups, Organization Size (Groups), Population Distribution, Population Trends, Racial Composition, Secondary Education, Sex (Characteristics), Student Characteristics, Student Placement
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC. Center for Educational Research and Evaluation.