ERIC Number: ED356044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-28
Reference Count: N/A
National Evaluation of the Even Start Family Literacy Program: Status of Even Start Projects during the 1989-90 Program Year. First Year Report.
St. Pierre, Robert; And Others
This report presents the findings of the annual evaluation of the Even Start Family Literacy program conducted during the 1989-1990 program year. Chapter 1 of the report describes the nature and purpose of Even Start, a 4-year national effort intended to improve the educational opportunities of children and adults by integrating early childhood education and adult education into a unified program. Chapter 2 lists the questions addressed by the evaluation and explains the evaluation's four components: (1) collection of data from Even Start projects and participants; (2) an in-depth study of 10 Even Start projects; (3) local evaluation activities; and (4) evidence of program effectiveness supplied by Even Start projects. The quality of collected data is considered in chapter 3. Chapters 4, 5, and 6 report findings that relate to demographic characteristics of Even Start participants, project characteristics, and services received by participants. Demographic characteristics include household composition; age, gender, and ethnicity; English language proficiency; and special needs. Project characteristics include location; recruitment of participants; delivery of core services, adult and child services, and support services; special activities; cooperative arrangements with agencies; special problems in implementation; and technical assistance needs. Services received include core services and support services. Chapter 7 draws conclusions about Even Start during the 1989-1990 program year. (Contains 31 references.) (BC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Policy and Planning (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Portland, OR.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.