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AAHHE Presentation


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AAHHE Presentation

  1. 1. Dr. Dawn PersonMauro Ivan PeñaMichelle CuellarAntonio Banks
  2. 2. What is GEAR UP?Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) isa U.S. Department of Education grant designed to increase the number of studentswho prepare to enter and succeed in college.GEAR UP-Anaheim is funded to follow a cohort of 2800 students from Anaheim,Katella and Loara High Schools until their expected graduation in 2014.
  3. 3. Cohort Demographics85% of all students are on Free and Reduced Lunch49% of all students are English Learners82% of dropouts are Latino/as89% of graduates at the do not complete A-G8% of graduates submitted a final transcript to a 4-Year College --- Source: AUHSD and California Department of Education.
  4. 4. GEAR UP’s early college awareness and preparationprogram for parents sought out to provide the toolsparents need to help motivate their child towardacademic success and realize the value of a collegeeducation.The program was designed to strengthen theparent support network in order to better assist theirchild’s transition into the ninth grade, which is acritical period in a student’s academic career.This smaller group of parents would be trained tothen go out and help GEAR UP build a stronger, moreinformed and cohesive group of parents.
  5. 5. Workshop 1- Introduction to College AwarenessWorkshop 2- Why College is ImportantWorkshop 3- Exploring CareersWorkshop 4- Parent Fieldtrip to California State University, FullertonWorkshop 5- Parent Advocacy TrainingWorkshop 6- Communication with Your Child
  6. 6.  Study design Emerging Themes from Parent Interviews THIS SLIDE IS IN PROGRESS
  7. 7. Strong Sense of Community Pre (n=59) Post (n=60) 58.3 42.4 40 23.7 11.9 11.9 10.2 1.7 0 0 Strongly Agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly Disagree“I get involved completely and reach out to more parents and talk to other parentsand invite them to come …,ideally [this] group of parents that get together tolearn and gain knowledge and know that this group exists…”
  8. 8. Wanting Their Child to Attend College Pre (n=66) Post (n=61) 95.1 62.1 31.8 4.5 3.3 0 0 1.5 0 1.6 Strongly Agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly Disagree“…GEAR UP has taught us to always be there for our children, and push them andsay “ we are going to the university”.
  9. 9. Belief That Their Child will Attend College Pre (n=66) Post (n=60) 61.7 45.5 35 22.7 16.7 9.1 6.1 1.7 1.7 0 Strongly Agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly Disagree“I believe that he does have [barriers] to overcome in his education. He allows himself tobe guided when he is in the [GEAR UP] programs because he sees some sort ofmotivation, and it pushes him so that he can have more drive. “
  10. 10. Identified Solutions to Barriers Pre Post (n=60) 55 30 30.8 26.2 16.913.8 11.7 12.3 3.3 0Strongly Agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly Disagree
  11. 11. Knowledge of A-G Requirements Pre (n=66) Post (n= 60) 59 39.3 31.8 22.7 21.2 19.7 4.5 1.6 0 0 Strongly Agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly Disagree “I have participated in the parent workshops, where they gave information on thenecessary classes you have to register for and what is necessary to get, forexample, if my kid wants to be a doctor what is needed. Any information like that[such as] A-G requirements. “
  12. 12. Strength of Communication Pre (n=67) Post(n=61) 49.2 39.3 37.3 19.4 19.4 13.4 11.5 10.4 0 0 Strongly Agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly Disagree“I also think having a good relationship with me and her father [is]what[helps us]functions the best … when she needs something I am attentive to her, I stop what Iam doing and she tells me what is going on and vents to me. Then I feel that she ismore relaxed and walks away and does her homework. “
  13. 13. Strength of Parenting Skills Pre (n=67) Post (n=61) 45.9 42.6 32.820.9 20.9 17.9 11.5 7.5 0 0Strongly Agree Agree Undecided Disagree Strongly Disagree