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Educational Talent Search/Project PLUS (Preparing & Learning for University Study) Objectives & Outcomes Educational Talent Search: Project PLUS has been hosted by Portland State University since 1967. ETS serves 600 low-income/first-generation students in eight (8) high schools and six (6) middle schools in Portland and Hillsboro. The program mission is to identify, motivate, and assist students in their educational transition into college. We encourage students to stay in school and graduate, and to enroll in a community college, a four-year college or university, or a vocational/technical college. Project PLUS services are aimed at creating positive opportunities for youth in the academic, social and cultural arenas in order to enhance a sense of belonging, usefulness, competitiveness and competence. Middle school services include college orientation activities, technology skill-building, college & career field trips, and academic workshops designed to prepare students for post-secondary education. High school services include college orientation activities, assistance with admissions and financial aid forms, college visitations, and career and academic workshops designed to prepare students for post-secondary education. In the last 15 years, 92.6% of our graduating seniors have enrolled in college. OUTCOME OBJECTIVE I: 90% of non-senior secondary school participants served during each budget period will be promoted to the next grade level at the end of each academic school year. OUTCOME OBJECTIVE II: 85% of high school seniors (and their equivalents in alternative education programs) will graduate from secondary school or receive a certificate of high school equivalency during each budget period. OBJECTIVE III: 80% of “college ready” project participants will apply for financial aid during each budget period. OBJECTIVE IV: 80% of “college ready” project participants will apply for postsecondary school admission during each budget period. OUTCOME OBJECTIVE V: 80% of “college ready” participants will enroll in a program of postsecondary education during each budget period (or during the next fall term).

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education at $313,994


College Enrollment Rates for ETS/Project PLUS: 1993 - 2008

Year 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Total

# of College-Ready Online Graduates Database # 91 48 111 69 120 85 146 92 145 84 102 90 106 85 108 98 102 78 91 65 132 81 130 90 124 78 138 101 144 93 177 131 1790 1237

Online % 52.7% 62.2% 70.8% 63.0% 57.9% 88.2% 80.2% 90.7% 76.5% 71.4% 61.4% 69.2% 62.9% 73.2% 64.6% 74.0% 69.1%

Senior Survey Survey # % 35 38.5% 42 37.8% 29 24.2% 40 27.4% 47 32.4% 2 2.0% 10 9.4% 5 4.6% 16 15.7% 19 20.9% 39 29.5% 27 20.8% 41 33.1% 30 21.7% 38 26.4% 29 16.4% 420 23.5%

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education at $313,994

Total % 91.2% 100.0% 95.0% 90.4% 90.3% 90.2% 89.6% 95.4% 92.2% 92.3% 90.9% 90.0% 96.0% 94.9% 91.0% 90.4% 92.6%


ETS Objectives and Outcomes