ERIC Number: ED371086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Chapter 1 Guidance Program, 1992-1993.
This report presents 1991-93 findings from 410 Chapter 1 elementary school students and a sample of 150 Chapter 1 high school students concerning the effectiveness of the Chapter 1 Guidance Program. Participating students were generally lacking in respectable academic performance, tended to misbehave, and had a history of poor attendance. Counselors had a minimum of four counseling contacts with each student. Data were collected for a baseline (1991-92) and for measurement of change (1992-1993). Findings show a statistically significant increase in the number of days that students were absent from school in both elementary and high school groups. Data also show that the number of students receiving a failing mark in English and in mathematics increased slightly in the 1992-1993 school year. Neither sample of students achieved an increase of 3.0 on the Normal Curve Equivalent units, the normal growth expected for Chapter 1 students. There were slightly fewer elementary students who had one or more "citizenship needs improvement" evaluations in 1992-1993, but the difference was not statistically significant as derived from the application of a chi-square test. However, among high school students, there was a dramatic decrease in the number receiving one or more "citizenship needs improvement" evaluations. Overall, the project did not achieve the success it sought. Recommendations are provided. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Comparative Analysis, Compensatory Education, Counseling, Counseling Services, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, High School Students, Low Income Groups, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Student Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Testing.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1