ERIC Number: ED356701
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Student Mentoring Program 1989-1992. Evaluation Report.
Huisman, Cate; And Others
This report describes the evaluation process of Portland, Oregon's Student Mentoring Program (SMP), a program which brought college students from four private universities and at risk eighth grade students from four middle schools in mentoring relationships. The evaluation design is described, as are the various measurements used to assess program effectiveness, including teacher and parent interviews, the various questionnaires employed, and record data analysis. The practical considerations for data collection are also discussed. Results of the evaluation are reported in the following areas: (1) school attendance records; (2) school grades; (3) mentee interviews; (4) teacher and parent questionnaires; (5) interviews and structured statements; (6) mentor questionnaires; and (7) mentor year-end discussions. The report also discusses the utility of each instrument used, and concludes with recommendations concerning better and/or more useful evaluation considerations. Appendixes contain the evaluation forms, the statistical analysis of grades, a summary of the interviews, and the analysis of scores on the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale used in the evaluation. (GLR)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Group Discussion, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Interviews, Mentors, Middle Schools, Private Colleges, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Secondary School Students, Student Development, Universities, Volunteers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Community Foundation, Portland.