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ERIC Number: ED457474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Early Awareness Test Preparation Pilot Program.
Muskin, Mary-Beth; Friedlander, Sharon Cipperley
This document examines whether early targeted academic intervention can improve college admission test scores and pre- college planning for students identified through the Duke Talent Search and the school system Challenge Program. Students selected for the Early Awareness Test Preparation Pilot Program were invited to participate during their eighth grade year and a 4-year commitment to the program was requested. Through the pilot program, students annually attended a series of classes in Math, English, and test taking skills. Preliminary results indicated that the program assisted a majority of students in gaining an opportunity to increase test scores. Both the lack of an exit summary and the size of the pilot program were drawbacks to the study. Approximately half of the students were unable to attend the last testing. It is hoped that upon completion of the 4-year pilot, results from the first year can be assessed in comparison to the total remaining student population. This could provide a clearer picture of what can be accomplished through the utilization of the program. (Contains 13 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A