ERIC Number: ED372170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 Summer 1993 Programs. OER Report.
This report presents evaluation information concerning a 1993 New York City Chapter 1 summer program's four components: Project Welcome Plus/Study Skills in Communication Arts (PWP/CA); the programs Basic Skills Academy/Comprehensive Competencies program and Auxiliary Service for High Schools Basic Skills; Basic Reading; and Project YOU. These programs were designed to target Chapter 1 students who were at risk of dropping out because they lacked basic skills. Student data revealed that some of the components met or surpassed their evaluation objectives while others did neither. Data evaluation includes the following findings: 75 percent of the students improved in their writing skills, surpassing the objective of 60 percent; both of the Basic Skills programs met their evaluation objectives for reading, writing, and mathematics improvements; almost three quarters of the Basic Reading program's students earned credit for a summer content-area course that exceeded the evaluation objective for this program; Project YOU failed to meet its evaluation objective, and only 28 percent of the students who completed this program improved their writing skills. Recommendations by the New York City Board of Education's Office of Educational Research conclude the report. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Dropout Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, High Risk Students, Mathematics Skills, Numeracy, Reading Improvement, Summer Programs, Urban Education, Writing Improvement
Office of Educational Research, 110 Livingston Street, Room 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1