ERIC Number: ED499059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
A Profile of the Upward Bound Math-Science Program: 2000-2001
Curtin, Thomas R.; Cahalan, Margaret W.
US Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education's Strategic Plan 2002-2007 (2002) established an objective to "reduce the gaps in college access and completion among student populations differing by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and disability while increasing the educational attainment of all." Upward Bound, which made its first awards in 1965, has always sought to increase the academic performance and motivation of low-income youths and potentially first-generation college students enrolled in high school, so that these students may complete secondary school and successfully pursue postsecondary education programs. In 1990, the Department created the Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS) program with the specific goal to help low-income, first-generation college students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees and careers in these fields. The UBMS Program thus addresses two important national goals: (1) to foster increased math and science educational participation to prepare a U.S. work force able to address the scientific and technological issues and problems of the 21st century; and (2) to increase the representation within the math and science fields of persons from low-income and minority backgrounds, and of persons who are in their families' first generation to obtain bachelor's degrees. This report provides a comprehensive profile of the UBMS Program using individual student-level information for UBMS participants served in 1999-2000 and 2000-01. (Contains 18 footnotes, 42 tables, and 26 figures. Appended are the following: (1) Upward Bound Math-Science Performance Reporting: Methods and Data Quality for the First Year; and (2) Glossary.) [For a profile of the classic Upward Bound Program, see ED499055. For a profile of the Veterans Upward Bound Program, see ED499060.]
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, First Generation College Students, Science Programs, Low Income, Program Effectiveness, Profiles, Labor Force Development, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement, Minority Groups, Educational Objectives, Program Descriptions
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: http://www.edpubs.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Research Triangle Inst., Durham, NC.; Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.