ERIC Number: ED183595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Project P.A.V.E. Evaluation. Technical Report 1977-78. Publication Number: 77.49.
Eglsaer, Richard; Matuszek, Paula
Project PAVE was implemented in Travis High School, Austin, Texas, to extend and coordinate services for certain high school special education students. Four components were crucial to the Project PAVE model: parental involvement, academic achievement, vocational programing, and extracurricular opportunities. The project evaluation, conducted in 1977-78, focused on whether PAVE activities should be disseminated to other school districts and whether PAVE should be adopted by other schools in the Austin Independent School District. The following areas were investigated: (1) special student participation in school activities; (2) attendance and dropout statistics; (3) fulfillment of project objectives; (4) credits earned toward graduation; (5) low-cost activities; (6) staff's time requirements and perceptions of project effectiveness; (7) implementation in other Austin schools; (8) utilization of planning process activities; (9) new types of decision making and involvement of parents, students, and counselors; (10) achievement gains; (11) student participation in vocational activities; and (12) changes in teaching practices and attitudes. (Data pertaining to these questions are summarized, and questionnaires used to collect data are appended). (GDC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Career Counseling, Educational Assessment, Experimental Programs, Extracurricular Activities, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Parent Participation, Program Attitudes, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Validation, Questionnaires, Special Education, Student Improvement, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Austin School District TX; Project PAVE; Texas (Austin)
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