ERIC Number: ED361891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Goes to School: 1992-93 Evaluation Report.
Greene, Andrea; And Others
This document describes first-year outcomes of the Arizona Transition Project, which is part of the National Head Start-Public School Transition Project. The project seeks to maintain the early benefits of Head Start through the primary grades and beyond. Outcomes for 1992-93 relating to children, families, system, and policy for the years K-3 were examined. Quantitative and qualitative data were gathered from over 100 children and their families enrolled in three Transition schools and three control schools in Phoenix, Arizona. Data were obtained through child assessments, interviews with families and key collaborators, questionnaires of teachers and family advocates, and observation. Findings indicate that the Transition Project has had substantial progress in achieving its objectives: Transition students are outscoring control students on most measures; Transition services are being implemented as planned; staff are enthusiastic about project goals and services; startup problems have been minimal and handled through a well-developed communication network; and people feel included in decision making. A summary of evaluation results is offered. Recommendations are made to use student achievement data to identify gaps in skills development, refine program implementation processes, develop linkages with other programs, and disseminate information to local and state policy makers. Eighteen tables, six figures, and an appendix that summarizes data-collection instruments are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Development, Disadvantaged Environment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Family Environment, Outcomes of Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Social Services
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, Box 874405, Tempe, AZ 85287-4405 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona