ERIC Number: ED484822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Preparing New Jersey Students for College and Careers. Evaluation of New Jersey GEAR UP
New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
New Jersey GEAR UP has met, or nearly met, its recruitment and retention goals beginning in 1999-2000 and sustaining cohorts through 2003-2004. Student participants are members of low-income families and communities in four urban locations with high unemployment rates and high numbers of children living in poverty. The evaluator finds that New Jersey GEAR UP is an outstanding example of student focused academic development, providing low income and disadvantaged middle school through high school cohorts the skills, knowledge and individual self confidence and aspiration that leads to postsecondary academic success. This document contains the following sections: (1) New Jersey GEAR UP; (2) New Jersey GEAR UP Program Implementation; (3) Curriculum Review; (4) Program Measures and Outcomes; and (5) Recommendations.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Commission on Higher Education.