ERIC Number: ED260287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
State-Wide Student Retention Project for the State of Arizona. Final Report. A 310/Special Demonstration Project 1984-1985.
Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.
A project was conducted to increase student retention in adult basic education (ABE) programs in Arizona through the publication and distribution of a statewide newspaper for ABE students. Using an Apple Macintosh micro-computer, editorial staff of the newspaper, entitled the Express Press, collected articles written by ABE students and instructors throughout Arizona. Copies of the newspaper were mailed to each ABE program director in the State and were distributed without charge to students enrolled in ABE programs. The first four editions of the newspaper totaled over 40,000 copies. Plans were formulated to evaluate the responses to a staff and student evaluation survey included in the fourth issue of the paper and to consider incorporating suggestions from the surveys into future editions of the newspaper. (Attachments to this project report include the first four editions of the Express Press, the announcement outlining plans to publish the paper and soliciting contributions, the form used to solicit contact persons from the State's ABE programs and a composite list of contact persons, copies of letters written during the course of the project and letters of compliment received from readers, the student and staff evaluation forms, and an estimate of the newspaper's readability as calculated according to the Raygor Readability Estimate.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Demonstration Programs, Dropout Prevention, Information Dissemination, Letters (Correspondence), Material Development, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), School Holding Power, School Newspapers, Statewide Planning, Student Developed Materials, Surveys, Teacher Developed Materials
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Rio Salado Community Coll., AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona