ERIC Number: ED231865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Detroit Job Upgrading Program. 1981-1982.
The Detroit Job Upgrading Program assists high school aged boys and girls who have dropped out of school, or who are considered to be potential dropouts, to reenroll and to progress satisfactorily until graduation. Students are also prepared for gainful employment in the nation's work force. The program is geared toward helping such youths make a viable readjustment to a normal school program through providing highly individualized personnel and career counseling, developing an awareness of school and job success factors, and providing a subsidized work experience which can serve as practical reinforcement for the learning experience. To assess the effectiveness of the program, annual pretest and posttest California Achievement Tests (CAT), pre- and post-program final grades, and numbers of absences were analyzed. Gains were achieved on the Reading Test of the CAT; report card grades and attendance records were improved. Based on the findings, it was concluded that the Detroit Job Upgrading Program was successful in achieving its purposes. Hence it was recommended that the project should continue to remain operational in its present form during the 1982-83 school year. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests