ERIC Number: ED394080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-13
Reference Count: N/A
An Inexpensive School/Home Intervention Program To Raise Student Achievement.
Evans, Thomas; And Others
A comprehensive strategy targeted to raise student achievement is arguably one of the most important components of any school's vision for improvement. This paper describes a comprehensive intervention program at The San Alejo American School, Honduras (student enrollment: <100). This program was aimed toward raising students' achievement levels while simultaneously preventing their early or continued failure at school. The intervention program had five components: (1) a family-centered study skills workshop; (2) a family-centered reading activities workshop; (3) a school-wide reading campaign; (4) a behavioral modification strategies workshop; and (5) regularly scheduled enrichment sessions between teachers and students in need of additional assistance. Parents were integrally involved in program implementation, and their involvement served as an inexpensive substitute for a high priced intervention program. Additionally, their participation in the program tended to increase parents' sense of ownership for their children's' education, thus providing the program developers with a valuable source of support. This program also led to an improvement in parent-teacher relationships and greater collaboration between teachers. (TS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, At Risk Persons, Behavior Modification, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Family School Relationship, Intervention, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Parent Student Relationship, Prevention, Program Development, Study Skills, Underachievement
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Honduras; Iowa Testing Programs
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (San Pedro Sula, Honduras, March 13, 1993).