ERIC Number: ED205276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Program Impact Through First Grade, Volume II: Impact on Institutions. An Evaluation of Project Developmental Continuity. Interim Report X.
Rosario, Jose; And Others
As part of a longitudinal study evaluating program effects, this report, the second in a series of six, describes the impact of Project Developmental Continuity (PDC) on the institutional policies and procedures of participating Head Start centers and elementary schools up to the time the evaluation study's cohort of children had completed grade 1. PDC was begun in 1974 with the purpose of ensuring that disadvantaged children receive continuous and individualized attention as they progress from Head Start through the early primary grades. Implemented at 15 sites, distributed across Department of Health, Education and Welfare regional offices and the Indian and Migrant Program Division, PDC emphasizes the involvement of administrators, classroom staff and parents in formulating educational goals and in developing a comprehensive curriculum. The introductory chapter of the report describes the six volumes of the total report. Chapter II describes the conceptual framework underlying the evaluation. Chapter III describes the methods used to evaluate the effects of the PDC program on the institutions in which it is implemented. Information concerning influences on the implementation of the PDC is summarized in Chapter IV. In Chapter V, results of the analysis of the impact of PDC on schools and centers are reported. Contrasts between PDC treatment and control group institutions are pointed out. Chapter VI consists of a summary, interpretations and conclusions. Samples of instrument and item-level results are included in three appendices. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Control Groups, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Decision Making, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Grade 1, Interviews, Longitudinal Studies, Participation, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Administration, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.