ERIC Number: ED466300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Even Start Progress Report, 2000-2001.
Even Start programs integrate early childhood education, adult literacy or basic education, parenting education and support, and parent and child time together to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy. This progress report describes the Even Start program in Colorado, and includes evaluation questions and methods. The report presents evaluation findings from the 2000-2001 year of implementation, including information on educational gains of adults and children, parenting goals, self-sufficiency goals of families, and cost effectiveness of the program. Key findings of the program evaluation include the following: (1) there were some decreases in family outcomes as compared to the 1999-2000 year in the areas of family program attendance, parents continuing education beyond high school, preschoolers' enrollment in preschool programs in addition to Even Start, parent employment, and families leaving welfare rolls; (2) the GED pass/high school graduation rate was 53 percent, the highest for the past 4 years; (3) 93 percent of eligible teen parents graduated from high school; (3) the percentage of Even Start children promoted to the next grade level in the primary grades has remained at 90 percent or above for the past 4 years; (4) public school attendance increased this year compared to the last 2 years; and (5) the average cost of serving an Even Start family fell below the national average from 3 years ago. The report's 3 appendices contain the 2000-2001 progress report data collection form, list the state performance measures and 2000-2001 outcomes, and give contact information for each Colorado Even Start program. (Contains 15 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Early Intervention, Early Parenthood, Family Literacy, Literacy Education, Parent Education, Poverty, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Colorado Department of Education, 201 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203. Tel: 303-866-6674. For full text: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdecare/evenstart.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado