ERIC Number: ED216057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Hartford Project Concern Program. Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Iwanicki, Edward F.; Gable, Robert K.
This report evaluates Project Concern, a compensatory education program of the Hartford, Connecticut public schools, funded by Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the State Act for Disadvantaged Children (SADC), and local compensatory education funds. The report analyzes participant selection procedures, describes program participants, and examines program impacts for 1980-81. Achievement levels of Project Concern students, compensatory education students in Hartford Title I validated schools, and students in the general Hartford district are compared. The following findings are presented: 1) the random student selection process initiated in 1966 evolved into a parent volunteer procedure in 1980-81; 2) academic achievement levels of program entrants between 1977 and 1980 appeared high relative to Federal and State compensatory education participant selection guidelines and were higher than the levels of other Hartford Title I students; 3) reading and mathematics achievement gains after Project Concern participation were higher in some grades and lower in other grades as compared to achievement gains of general Hartford school students and of Title I students; and 4) school attitudes of Project Concern participants were positive. It is recommended that changes in the nature, goals, and selection procedures of Project Concern be considered, and that past program budgets be reviewed for consistency with funding source regulations. (MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hartford Public Schools, CT.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I