ERIC Number: ED232497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb-21
Reference Count: N/A
The California Student Opportunity and Access Program. A Final Evaluation.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The overall development of the California Student Opportunity and Access (Cal-SOAP) Program and its achievement of legislatively-established objectives are reviewed, along with the objectives and accomplishments of five pilot projects. Cal-Soap is an experimental program that promotes interinstitutional efforts to increase postsecondary educational opportunities for low-income high school and community college students. The program provides information about postsecondary educational opportunities and is designed to raise the achievement levels of low-income students. Additional objectives are to reduce duplication in outreach efforts and to utilize low-income college students in peer counseling and tutoring for low-income high school students. Another approach, utilized by the San Diego pilot project, is a student information system that can be used by individual colleges to focus their outreach efforts on potentially eligible students who have expressed interest in the college. The five pilot projects are regional interinstitutional efforts located in Santa Clara County (the Central Coast Consortium); Alameda and Contra Costa Counties (the East Bay Consortium); San Diego County (the Cal-SOAP Consortium); Solano-Yolo Counties (the Solano University and Community College Educational Support Services (SUCCESS) Consortium); and Orange County (the South Coast Consortium). In addition to descriptions of these projects, recommendations are offered. A portion of Assembly Bill 507 (1978) is appended along with a bibliography. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Students, Community Colleges, Consortia, Economically Disadvantaged, High School Students, Information Needs, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Low Income Groups, Outreach Programs, Peer Counseling, Postsecondary Education, Student Recruitment, Tutoring
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.