ERIC Number: ED220768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Study of Georges Valley High School Drop Out Program.
Massey, Sara R.; Crosby, Jeanie
In 1979 a program was initiated at the Georges Valley High School in Thomaston, Maine, to identify high risk students who would be likely to drop out of high school and then to design and implement a program for ninth grade students that would motivate them to stay in school. A subsequent review of the impact of the program on its participants showed that the goal of the program was being achieved. A strong correlation between program participation and staying in school was found. However, the grades, attendance, number of suspensions and detentions, and extra curricular involvement of the participating students were not markedly better as a group. The program evalution findings suggest that further research and improved record-keeping may improve the effectiveness of the program. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Inst. of Education, Scarborough, ME.