ERIC Number: ED135880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Description and Evaluation, ECI/URRD Pilot Program for Dropouts. Followup Study, ECI/URRD Pilot Program for Dropouts.
Educational Consultants, Inc., Seattle, WA.
A description and evaluation of Project PA-I, URRD/ECI Pilot Program for dropouts is provided in this document. This program was funded by the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction under the Urban, Rural, Racial Disadvantaged Education Program (URRD) and conducted by Educational Consultants, Inc. in Everett, Washington from February 2, through June 30, 1976. The program was for hard core school dropouts, under 19 years of age, not enrolled in any school program, and who met at least one other criteria: failing to score a minimum of 9th grade level on a standardized test, being referred by juvenile court, or being suspended from school. Twenty-five students were enrolled in the project and 65 non-URRD students with similar characteristics were also enrolled The program contained academic and behavioral components. Students were enrolled for an average of 15.1 weeks, attending classes four hours a day. The average academic growth for the completing students was 4.3 grade levels. This document includes a separate section which reports the results of a follow-up study on the program. Educational Consultants Inc. (ECI), a private educational clinic, conducted this study during October 1976 to determine whether the persons who had been project participants were engaged in constructive activity, or a furthe educational program, or defined as unemployed. The study found 87% of the former project participants employed or pursuing further education after accounting for those who had returned to ECI to complete the project or were confined to their homes for medical reasons. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Educational Consultants, Inc., Seattle, WA.