ERIC Number: ED415085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Special Analysis of Tribal Even Start Projects Data. Even Start Information System.
Tao, Fumiyo; Arriola, Christine
This report presents results of special analyses of data on seven of the nine Even Start programs administered by tribes or tribal organizations in 1994-95. The tribal Even Start program is a set-aside component of the U.S. Department of Education's Even Start Family Literacy Program. Even Start combines adult literacy, early childhood education, and parenting education services for eligible parents and their children from birth to age 7. In 1994-95, special analyses were conducted on tribal projects as part of a national Even Start evaluation. Section 1 of the report presents a brief overview of Even Start, national evaluation components, data collection forms used, and scope of data collected from all Even Start projects and from the tribal projects. Section 2 details characteristics of seven tribal projects: number of families served, fiscally responsible agency, rural-urban location, availability of comparable services from other sources, project funding, staff and staff qualifications, in-service training, barriers to program implementation, need for technical assistance, family recruitment strategies, intensity of service delivery, adult and parenting education activities, integration of services, collaboration with other agencies, and need for family support services. Section 3 outlines family characteristics: ethnic background, family structure and size, parent education and employment, family economic characteristics, and services families receive from other agencies. Section 4 outlines program outcomes: home visits, extent and hours of participation in various activities, support services provided, special-needs children served, retention patterns, and parents' education and employment status at year end. Includes 44 data tables. (SV)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Authoring Institution: Fu Associates, Ltd.