ERIC Number: ED252595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The School/Community Guidance Programs: Alternatives for At-Risk Students, 1983-84. Final Report.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
The School/Community Guidance Program in the Austin Independent School District is a state authorized program providing services to delinquent students to decrease both their disruptive behavior and their contact with the criminal justice system. Assigned to reduce factors contributing to truancy, academic failure, dropping out, and delinquency, core services include instruction, counseling and home/school liason. This evaluation summary reports findings on the 1983-84 program in two junior high schools, two senior high schools, and the juvenile detention center. The five project specialists served 53 students in the school component and 171 young persons at the court facility. Major findings show that: (1) absenteeism and discipline referrals went down and grades went up after six weeks in the program; (2) of the 17 students exiting the program, 13 are in school, three are suspended, and only one dropped out of school; (3) only 3 of the 53 program students have dropped out of school; and (4) project specialists would like inservice training expanded to provide more interaction with community people/professionals who also work with these high risk students. (BS)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Correctional Education, Counseling Services, Counselors, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Dropouts, High Risk Students, Police School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Characteristics
Office of Research and Evaluation, AISD, 6100 Guadalupe, Box 79, Austin, TX 78752 ($1.00, plus $1.00 postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Austin Independent School District TX