ERIC Number: ED274763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Urban Project Student Profile: A Longitudinal Analysis from the Ninth through the Eleventh Grade, June 1981-June 1983.
The Urban Project (UP) promotes minority advancement in the sciences and technologies for high school students demonstrating potential for math and science-based careers. UP students receive supplemental instruction in mathematics, science, computers, and basic skills at participating City College of New York campuses and are exposed to college and career requirements. This report attempts to: (1) link student social, demographic, and academic achievement variables to planning efforts; (2) longitudinally track the academic progress and retention patterns of participants from high school through college; and (3) stimulate research questions and activities. It contains demographic data on family, income, gender, ethnicity, birthplace, and family language as well as achievement data from grades nine through eleven. Findings suggest that UP is succeeding in retaining participants and in motivating them to pursue mathematics and science studies. Performance data indicate that participants attempt and complete advanced college preparatory courses in mathematics and science but that overall grade point averages have declined slightly over the past 3 years. In addition to the profile of UP students, recommendations from the consortium who operate the program are provided throughout the report. (LHW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Research and Evaluation Unit for Special Programs.