ERIC Number: ED494923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Early College High School Initiative. Evaluation Intermediary Summary Report: 2003-2004
American Institutes for Research
This report presents findings from the first two years of the Early College High School Initiative. However, the focus of the findings is on the work of the grantees, called intermediaries in this initiative. This report draws on qualitative data collected through interviews and site visits to summarize the early work of the intermediaries. After providing some background on the ECHSI, findings are presented in four key areas. First, the report discusses the degree to which the intermediaries and the foundation share a vision for ECHSs and the ways in which intermediaries have personalized their vision. Second, the report notes the intermediaries' strategies to support the ECHSs and the ways in which some intermediaries underestimated the breadth of activities that would be required of them. Third, the report describes some typical implementation activities and provides examples of ways that intermediaries both are and are not meeting the needs of their ECHSs. Fourth, the report discusses the capacity of different intermediaries and how that capacity interacts with their ability to support ECHSs. The final section of the report summarizes the findings. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Background, Profiles, Objectives, Program Implementation, Partnerships in Education, Network Analysis, Accountability, Organizational Theories, Program Descriptions, Nontraditional Education, Transitional Programs, Social Support Groups, Grants, Summative Evaluation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; SRI International, Arlington, VA.