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ERIC Number: ED265004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Overview of Student Characteristics and Program Outcomes. HEP/CAMP National Evaluation Project. Research Report No. 2.
Riley, Gary L.; And Others
This research report is a detailed summary of student backgrounds, family characteristics, and educational and career outcomes of the respondents in the 1984-85 High School Equivalency Programs (HEP) and College Assistance for Migrants Programs (CAMP) National Evaluation Project. The report indicates that approximately half the HEP/CAMP participants came from families in the agricultural migrant stream, with over 75% reporting family incomes under $10,000 per year. Only one student in six reported that either parent graduated from high school. Nearly 60% of HEP/CAMP students spoke a language other than English in their homes. Despite the prevalence of "predictors of educational failure," 84.6% of those enrolled in HEP from 1980-1984 passed the General Educational Development examination. Of all CAMP students served between 1980-1984, 92.4% have completed at least the first year of college. About 13% have completed two-year degrees, 15% have completed four-year degrees, and nearly 2% have earned graduate degrees. Currently 28% of the HEP population and 68% of the CAMP population are enrolled in school. Over half of these students are employed part-time, one-third are employed full-time, and the rest are unemployed. Without multiple variable analyses, such as those performed for the comprehensive analytical report (Research Report No. 3), career-outcome findings in this report may seem mixed, unclear, and a bit difficult to interpret. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Fresno.