ERIC Number: ED177516
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Higher Horizons 100, 1978-1979; Hartford Moves Ahead: An Evaluative Report.
Hartford Public Schools, CT.
During its fourteenth year, the Hartford (Connecticut) school district's Higher Horizons 100 Program (HH100), a supplementary program providing groups of 100 educationally disadvantaged students with an integrated academic, cultural, and counseling program, produced a series of substantial student gains. In all but one instance, fall to spring scores on reading and mathematics achievement tests showed gains that were statistically significant. These gain levels produced changes in relative percentile standings ranging from 5 to 36 points. In addition to achievement test gains, HH100 students produced attendance patterns substantially higher than those expected for their host school and grade. These gains ranged from 3.2% to 16.9% above projected levels. While it was not determined whether HH100 students improved their attitudes toward themselves and their schools, the attitudes themselves were highly positive. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Attendance Patterns, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Mathematics, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Improvement, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.
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