ERIC Number: ED336685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Project PRIDE: 1990-1991. Evaluation Report.
Girrbach, Charmaine J.; And Others
PRIDE (Providing Resources and Information Designed to Educate) is an after school tutorial project for Hispanic students, grades 7-9, attending the school district of Saginaw, Michigan. The project is intended to provide approximately 70 at-risk Hispanic junior high students with an after school center where they can go to receive help with their school work. Help is also provided in the areas of study skills, career exploration, and test-taking skills. Evaluation of the project was divided into two phases, the process and the product evaluations. The process evaluation involved observations of activities, interviews, and confirmation of project activities through assessment of various documents. The product evaluation focused on the outcomes of improved student attendance, academics and citizenship, and decreases in participants' dropout and suspension rates. While PRIDE met most of its process objectives, it did not experience much success with its product objectives. The following recommendations were offered as one possible means to improve the future operation of the project: (1) project administrators, in conjunction with the evaluation department, should design a record-keeping system that meets the proposal's objectives; (2) an in-depth review of how the present tutorial system was implemented should be done prior to the start of a new project year; (3) alternatives should be looked at as possible options to replace what does not work in the current PRIDE instructional/tutorial design. Appendixes include rules for teachers and students and student academic and citizenship scores for two semesters. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.