ERIC Number: ED265004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Family Characteristics, High School Equivalency Programs, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Migrant Adult Education, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Fresno.