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ERIC Number: ED139894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Impact Models for Guidance, School Year 1974-1975.
Loveless, Eugene J.
The purpose of the program evaluated in this report was to investigate the impact of increased guidance service on the educational performance of children. In this second year of the program; funded under the Elementary Secondary Education Act, Title III, all students in two elementary schools, one intermediate school, a junior high school, and a cluster school consisting of three elementary schools and an intermediate school were included. The objectives of the program were to enhance reading achievement, and to reduce the number of unruly disruptions in the classrooms, and to reduce the number of disruptive incidents in the classrooms, and in the schools at large. The activities of the counselors included screening for learning problems, group and individual counseling, tutorial assistance, and inservice meeting with teachers. Counselors also met with parents, contacted helping agencies when needed, and enlisted parental support in many of their activities. Reading tests, principals' records, and teacher ratings of students were used to evaluate the goals of the program. The major finding of the study was that reading improved for the fourth through ninth grades. Second grade reading scores did not significantly improve. There was slight improvement in teacher student ratings and unruly class and school disruptions. An appendix with some of the data used in the study is included. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavioral Objectives, Community Involvement, Community Organizations, Discipline, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Junior High Schools, Parent School Relationship, Personality Assessment, Program Evaluation, Public Agencies, Reading Improvement, School Counselors, Secondary Education, Student Improvement, Teacher Attitudes
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 III