ERIC Number: ED236288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Upward Reach. Disadvantaged Pupil Program Fund. Final Evaluation Report, 1982-83.
Miller, Katherine H.
This is the final 1982-1983 evaluation of Upward Reach, a project in Cleveland's 12 high schools that provides educational, vocational, and behavioral counseling to students who are identified as potential dropouts or who are returned to school from court agencies. Twelve fulltime counselor aides provide students with individual counseling services and with referrals to other appropriate school-community agencies. Additionally, 10th grade students are provided with part-time after school jobs tied directly to attendance and grades. Available data from the 1982-83 school year show that the project delivered the services proposed to the students targeted to receive them. Students' opinions of the project were high, and project treatment did have a positive effect on rates of attendance, although not enough to meet the objective criterion. The number of suspensions increased for the group of first-year project participants, and the high average number of counselor aide contacts had no positive impact on the number of suspensions. (CMG)
Descriptors: Attendance, Behavior Modification, Career Counseling, Compensatory Education, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Counseling, High Risk Students, High Schools, Potential Dropouts, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Motivation, Suspension, Youth Agencies
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Research and Analysis.