ERIC Number: ED340799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Summer Academic Skills Enhancement Program 1991. Private Industry Council of Franklin County Job Training Partnership Act. Final Evaluation Report.
Donaldson, William S.
The Summer Academic Skills Enhancement Program was funded by the Private Industry Council (PIC) of Franklin County (Ohio) through the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) to provide JTPA clients with the reading comprehension and language mechanics skills required for employment in entry-level positions. The program was coordinated by the Department of Community Education of Columbus (Ohio) Public Schools. The 1991 program began with testing 172 youths aged 14 to 21 years referred by the PIC in May and June. Forty-five percent of the clients were females. Five percent of the clients were non-minority, 91 percent were black, 6 percent were Asian, and 1 client was American Indian. Remediation began in June with reading comprehension and language mechanics classes, as well as preemployment job skills. Fifty-three clients (31 percent) completed the program. Recommendations for program continuation include lowering the number of days of attendance required and redefining goals for posttest score gains. While many clients made significant gains in both areas, the criteria established in the evaluation for achievement gains were not fully met. In 1992, retention of black males should receive the highest priority. Also needed are strategies for attracting and retaining non-minority students. Student participation and achievement data are provided in 14 tables. An appendix contains student information forms and supplemental reports on participation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Language Skills, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Reading Comprehension, Remedial Programs, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Summer Programs, Urban Youth, Vocational Education, White Students, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982