ERIC Number: ED195565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Academics Plus Program, 1979-1980: Technical Summary Report #8106.
Young, Patricia B.
The Academics Plus Program, which stresses basic skills, discipline and dress codes, homework assignments, promotion requirements, and special parent conferences, served more than 10,000 students in 29 elementary and middle/junior high schools in 1979-1980. There is a single-school model (Fitler) and a multi-school model (28 other schools). A comprehensive survey of program principals, teachers and parents in spring, 1980 indicated there was satisfactory implementation of all major program elements. In achievement on citywide tests in 1980, the single-school model showed improvement over 1979 performance in both total reading and total mathematics at every grade except one (status unchanged) across grades 1 through 7. Average percentile ranks in 1980 in total reading ranged from 54 to 76, and in total mathematics from 55 to 86. In the 22 full-program schools, in 1980 there was improvement over 1979 in at/above national norm performance in total reading for grades 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 and in total mathematics in grades 1, 3, 5, and 6. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.