ERIC Number: ED345344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding the Boundaries of School: Pilot Programs Established by the 71st Texas Legislature. Interim Report from the State Board of Education.
Texas State Board of Education, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The 71st Texas Legislature established pilot programs in a variety of areas. These areas include prekindergarten for 3-year-olds, academic programs for students below grade level, examination for high school equivalency, elementary at-risk students, school-age pregnancy and parenting, parent involvement and parent education, and technology demonstration. The report concerns pilot site activities during the 1989-90 school year. A total of 82 pilot sites in 58 school districts and one service center across the state began operating during the spring semester of that school year. The report focuses primarily on program description and implementation rather than program effects. The review of each pilot program follows the same format. The amount appropriated, budgeted, and extended and the number of pilot sites are listed. A description of the pilot program that specifies its goals, participants, components, the settings and timeframes in which it operates, and the program's unique resource requirements is given. The second half of the review is an evaluation providing data on implementation, including information on the numbers and types of individuals who participated and participants' opinions on the program. Each review concludes with a discussion of the concerns and difficulties that arose and the solutions that were developed. (RR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Board of Education, Austin.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.