ERIC Number: ED318957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
College Discovery and Development Pilot Study: 1987-88, 1988-89. OREA Report.
Mei, Dolores M.; And Others
The College Discovery and Development Program (C.D.D.P.) is a collaborative effort by the New York City Public Schools Division of High Schools and the City University of New York (CUNY). It is offered at one high school in each borough, and the program is linked with a college in the CUNY system. The C.D.D.P. offers students an enriched curriculum, guidance services, and an opportunity for on-site exposure to college activities. The goal of the program is to better prepare and motivate students in order to increase the likelihood that they will attend college. The extent to which the program was meeting its objectives was evaluated for the program years 1987-88 and 1988-89. The specific program objectives are that participants should improve by five percentage points as compared with a comparison group in these areas: attendance rate, graduation rate, college plans, and pass rates for Regents examinations, academic courses, and Regents Competency tests. The evaluation indicated that 73 percent of the 1,452 1988-89 participants planned to attend college. The participants exceeded a comparison group by five percent with regard to Regents Competency Tests, examinations, and graduation rates. Participants did not exceed the comparison group with regard to number of courses passed or attendance. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.