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ERIC Number: ED499054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
A Profile of the Talent Search Program: 1999-2000
Humphrey, Justin G.; Carey, Nancy L.; Mansfield, Wendy
US Department of Education
Talent Search projects identify and assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial aid counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to the postsecondary school of their choice. Talent Search also serves high school dropouts by encouraging them to reenter the educational system and complete their education. This report provides a comprehensive profile of the Talent Search Program using the 1999-2000 performance report data. Complete performance reports were submitted by 359 of 361 projects (99 percent) serving a total of 328,070 participants. This report is intended to serve as a resource for the improvement of Talent Search services. Chapter I of the report presents an introduction to the Talent Search program. Chapter II presents a demographic profile of Talent Search participants and target schools. Chapter III discusses the provision of project services. Chapter IV provides an analysis of performance outcomes, and Chapter V discusses data issues as well as plans for future years. (Contains 11 footnotes, 31 tables, and 16 figures. Appended is a set of tables.)
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA.; Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A