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ERIC Number: ED467546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Upward Bound Program: Impacts on Rural Students.
Grimard, Andre; Maddaus, John
The Upward Bound program seeks to promote high school completion and college attendance of high school students who come from low-income families or have parents who did not complete college. Specifically, Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction, career planning, and college application services, during the regular school year and during summer programs held at participating universities, beginning in grade 9 or 10 and continuing through high school graduation or the transitional summer beyond. Upward Bound offers a regular program and a program focused on math and science. About 40 percent of programs target rural high schools. An evaluation focused on the regular program at a northeastern public university serving 14 small rural high schools. About 92 percent of participating students at this site were White, versus only 20 percent nationally. Data collection included surveys of 53 of 99 students in the summer program and surveys and interviews with the students' guidance counselors. Findings focus on the academic, financial, and social reasons for applying to the program; the influences on recruitment of program recruitment activities, school staff, peers, family members, and personal goals; reasons for continuing in the program; student satisfaction; student attitudes toward recruiting future participants; reasons why eligible students do not apply or why participants drop out of the program; and possible reasons why female participants outnumber males. (Contains 11 references and 7 tables.)(SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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