ERIC Number: ED264243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the College Assistance Program.
The College Assistance Program (CAP) in the Dade County (Florida) Public Schools was established in 1977 to encourage and assist the efforts of high school seniors to pursue post-secondary education. This evaluation of CAP was designed to examine the extent to which the program was meeting its goals and providing a worthwhile service. The evaluation was conducted by means of: (1) survey instruments distributed to administrators and guidance personnel, (2) interviews with administrators, guidance personnel, and students, (3) data collected by the Office of Student Support Programs, and (4) data supplied by the College Admissions Services Office. The overall perceptions of administrators and guidance personnel about CAP were positive. Data from students who graduated from 1976 through 1980 showed a slight increase in percentage stating they received adequate information regarding college admissions, with a larger increase occuring after CAP's inception. There was a widely perceived need by administrators and guidance personnel to have CAP advisors available in most schools on a full-time, five days a week basis, and to have advisors spend more time with students in lower grades. CAP, Inc., has increased the amount of funds it had available for scholarships since the early days of the program. Appendices contain the College Assistance Program Survey and the Student Interview questionnaire. (LMO)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, Data Collection, Educational Counseling, Fund Raising, Guidance Personnel, Guidance Programs, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Questionnaires, Scholarship Funds, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Student Financial Aid
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Office of Educational Accountability.