ERIC Number: ED350362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Project ADVANCE 1991. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
An evaluation was done of New York City Public Schools' program ADVANCE (Adolescents Developing Valuable and Necessary Channels of Esteem), a U.S. Department of Education funded project that provided support to adolescents in Tier II transitional housing in Brooklyn (New York). Tier II housing provides temporary living space and on-site social services for homeless persons who have been living in shelters and have not yet been assigned to permanent housing. The program, designed to augment Tier II services, provided educational referrals, a learning center, cultural activities, and parent workshops to all community members who wished to participate from February 1, 1991, to September 30, 1991. Seventy-one adolescents and adults participated in some or all of the activities. Evaluation data were collected via a roster indicating demographic characteristics of students, pretest and posttest reading scores, educational status, number of educational referrals, and participation in project activities. Staff also administered a pretest and posttest questionnaire assessing parents' involvement in their children's education and interviewed key project workers at the site. The analysis of the data found that the project reached or surpassed its objectives in number of participants, enrollment of participants in educational institutions, and passing rate on the General Education Diploma examination. (JB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ancillary School Services, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Service Centers, High School Equivalency Programs, Homeless People, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Referral, Urban Youth, Youth Programs
Evaluation Manager, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, High School Evaluation Unit, 110 Livingston Street, Room 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.