ERIC Number: ED351169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Graduation Rates of Migrant Students: A Framework for Texas Schools. Migrant Education Series.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Programs.
This document was developed to assist Texas school districts in planning and implementing quality programs for migrant students in the areas of identification and recruitment, parental involvement, improving academic achievement, and increasing graduation rates. A holistic framework is proposed to address the academic, social, and emotional needs of migrant students. The document also describes practices and procedures of schools that have improved the graduation rates of migrant students. Research on factors that increase school attendance, participation, and graduation of migrant students is also included. The practices described are innovative alternatives to traditional academic settings that have had limited success in addressing the special needs of migrant students. The following components are included: (1) rationale for migrant education programs; (2) description of needs assessment strategies; (3) recommended criteria for identifying at-risk migrant students; (4) recommended administrative policies, procedures, and initiatives for developing a district plan to increase the graduation rate of migrant students; (5) academic processes including curriculum, student needs assessment, developing individualized educational plans, instructional delivery, and monitoring and evaluating student progress; (6) counseling strategies; (7) parental and community involvement; (8) staff development; (9) student participation in school activities; and (10) suggestions for program evaluation. (LP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation, High Risk Students, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, School Effectiveness
Publication Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701 (First copy free; additional copies $2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Programs.