ERIC Number: ED251477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the 1982-83 ECIA, Chapter II School Alternative Vocational Education Project.
Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Office of Educational Accountability.
The School Alternative Vocational Education (SAVE) project is directed at unsuccessful, but not disruptive, students who have sufficient cognitive ability to complete the school program. The program attempts to stimulate a level of motivation sufficient to produce positive behavior while increasing the students' degree of basic skills attainment. Data for this evaluation of the SAVE project in one junior high school were obtained by examination of project documents and student records, interview/observation of project participants, pre- and post-administration of the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes, and surveys of parents and students. Evaluation results indicated that all but two of the project features were implemented as specified; the exceptions were the student/teacher ratio and scheduling of the counseling component. The vast majority of comments made by students and the project teacher in reaction to the costs and benefits of the various project features were extremely positive. Students met the criteria that had been specified in the program proposal. The project had a positive effect on reading comprehension and mathematics computation, and student attitudes toward school and studying. No impact on student attendance was noted. Students' parents saw the project as having a positive impact. (BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL. Office of Educational Accountability.
Identifiers: Dade County Public Schools FL; Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2; School Alternative Vocational Education Project