ERIC Number: ED257889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Operation Success: Sponsored by the New York State Education Department. A Cooperative Program of Federation Employment and Guidance Service, the New York City Board of Education and the United Federation of Teachers. Evaluation Report, Year Ending June 30, 1983.
City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.
Operation Success is a pilot project funded by the New York State Education Department to provide support services to high school dropouts and potential dropouts. It offers programs, including employment programs, intended to develop skills, self-awareness and self-direction, enourage career goals, and develop appropriate attitudes toward the world of work. In its first year (1982-83), Operation Success provided in-school, supplementary services to 1,764 New York City students at three separate schools. At year's end, 93 percent of the participants were still enrolled (or had graduated), and the program had managed to bring 232 dropouts back to school. Moreover, the program's success had had a "spillover effect" within the participating high schools: their total attendance increased by 4 percent, and enrollment at the three schools rose 10 percent (compared with an 8 percent decline in the prior year). Operation Success resulted in major changes in students' attitudes toward school and teachers, and these shifts in attitude were reflected by positive changes in parents' feelings toward the schools. (The narrative portion of this evaluation report is followed by appendices containing 48 statistical tables, feedback from the high schools, and labor market information for New York City.) (KH)
Descriptors: Attendance, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Enrollment, High Risk Students, High Schools, Parent Attitudes, Potential Dropouts, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Services, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Flushing, NY. Queens Coll.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)