ERIC Number: ED362588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan-20
Reference Count: N/A
How School Divisions Identify and Serve At-Risk Students. Survey Results. A Presentation to the Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
School divisions were surveyed in the fall of 1992 as part of the Virginia State Board of Education's effort to establish criteria for the identification of educationally at-risk students, under the mandate of the State's General Assembly. All division superintendents were asked to review the Board's initial draft criteria for identification and to provide comments and suggestions in addition to responding to a survey. Responses were received from 118 division superintendents (89 percent of those surveyed). Most indicated that the state's funds were spent on a variety of existing and developing programs and services. Usual identification criteria included standardized test scores, the state Literacy Passport Test, overall poor academic performance, and poor performance on ability or readiness tests. Other criteria often used are frequent absence, behavior problems, and a history of delinquency. Dropout status, health criteria, poverty status, and other factors, such as English as a Second Language, are also considered. Most divisions plan new efforts and innovative instructional techniques for the future. Over 90 percent currently evaluate the services and programs they provide. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Delinquency, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Educational Change, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, High Risk Students, Identification, Needs Assessment, Poverty, Secondary School Students, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Superintendents
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Identifiers: Administrator Surveys; Virginia