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ERIC Number: ED138695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Mathematics for Chronic Absentee High School Entrants.
Balinsky, Warren L.
This absentee program project funded under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 was evaluated for the New York City Board of Education. Four Brooklyn high schools participated in the program. Selected students were two grades or more retarded in reading and mathematics as indicated by their standardized test scores. They also had been absent from school for 30-50 days during the previous four to five months. The absentee program provided reading and mathematics in individualized and group instructional settings and supportive and follow-up services for 230 ninth grade students who were not benefiting from instruction at their home schools. The program consisted of two six-week cycles followed by the students' re-entry into the mainstream of their home schools. The absentee program was implemented at the Community Satellite Center located near the students' neighborhoods. Correlated T tests were used to evaluate the extent of students' reading and mathematics improvement and program attendance. In addition, the extent to which the implemented program corresponded with the proposal guidelines was evaluated. All students received instruction in reading and mathematics; and preprogram attendance was compared to program attendance. The results indicated growth in both reading and mathematics. Preprogram and program attendance rates were statistically significant. The program was implemented exactly as described. (Author/JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I