ERIC Number: ED205631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The National Evaluation of the PUSH for Excellence Project. Technical Report 3: The Program, the School and the Students
Murray, Charles A.; And Others
This is the national evaluation of the PUSH for Excellence Project, a Federally funded educational demonstration program carried out in schools in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Kansas City. The report presents the latest findings on the status of program implementation, and provides diagnostic information that PUSH-EXCEL and the schools may find useful in program development. Contained in the report are a discussion of the first year (1979-80) of the PUSH-EXCEL program and a review of the program's activities during Fall 1980. This description is based on observations at the school sites and on information supplied by the program. Procedures used to collect data on student and school outcomes are discussed. Data are then analyzed for the following areas: (1) attendance; (2) teacher perceptions; (3) student perceptions and norms; (4) atmosphere outside the school; (5) student career aspiration and expectation; (6) student performance in school; and (7) student use of after school time and self-improvement. The report concludes with a discussion of the findings in the context of current program practice and implications for the future. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.