ERIC Number: ED317648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
College Readiness Program Evaluation 1988-1989. Summary Report.
Brierley, Miriam; Thompson, Gary
This document summarizes an evaluation of the 1988/89 College Readiness Program (CRP) in the Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools. The CRP targets middle school students who demonstrate potential for success in college but who are not planning to attend college because of their families' financial status or because higher education is not part of their family background. The program provides information and activities to increase the students' awareness of their potential and the opportunities available through higher education. Information was gathered from student files, surveys of students, professional staff, and parents, and the Student Attitude Measure (SAM), a standardized measure of student attitudes. The following summary findings are reported: (1) participants' grade point averages in required and college preparatory courses were slightly higher than other middle school students; (2) participants' attitudes toward academic learning and school behavior in five areas of the SAM were average and above average; (3) some differences were noted in academic performance and attitude by grade levels, sex, ethnic origin, and socioeconomic status, suggesting careful consideration in selecting participants and in planning program activities and individual follow-up; (4) teachers were positive about recommending students for the program, services offered, and program coordinators' communication; (5) parents demonstrated positive attitudes toward the idea of a college education for their child and the child's continued participation in the program; and (6) almost half of the parents reported some postsecondary education. Ten tables of statistical data are included. Copies of the student, professional staff, and parent survey questionnaires are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.