ERIC Number: ED237612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Hartford Project Concern Program. Final Evaluation Report, 1982-83.
Iwanicki, Edward F.; Gable, Robert K.
Evaluated in this report on Project Concern in Hartford, Connecticut, are (1) the cognitive and affective impact of Project Concern in the school year 1982-83; and (2) the sustained cognitive effects of Project Concern from Spring 1981 to Spring 1983. Project Concern began in September, 1966, as an experiment in educational intervention for children from Title I schools in the north end of Hartford, with emphasis on city-suburb cooperation in desegregtion. For this evaluation, the Metropolitan Achievement Tests in reading, language arts, and mathematics were administered to all program participants (516 suburban students in grades 2-10 and 139 inner-city students in grades 2-8). A student survey was used to measure participants' attitudes toward school and self-concept on a continuing basis. Findings showed the following: (1) Both suburban and inner-city participants tended to exhibit statistically significant basic skill growth in reading, mathematics, and language arts at most grade levels. While such significant absolute growth was reflected in positive relative growth for inner-city participants, this was not always the case for suburban participants. (2) Self-concept and school attitudes of all participants in the areas of school and school work, classroom participation, and perception of teachers were quite positive. (3) The results for sustained cognitive impact were mixed, with some gains being sustained while others were not. (CMG)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Affective Measures, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Language Arts, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, School Attitudes, School Desegregation, Self Concept, Suburban Schools, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Hartford Public Schools, CT.