ERIC Number: ED450204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Community Schools: Findings to Date.
Dryfoos, Joy G.
This paper summarizes data from evaluations of community school initiatives. Section 1 describes community schools, discusses the nature and limitations of existing research on effectiveness, and summarizes findings from 49 community school initiatives. This section also includes three examples of evaluations. All of the reports present findings on one or more outcomes, such as improved academic achievement, change in student behavior, or increased parental involvement. In 46 reports, some positive changes were noted, with 36 programs reporting academic gains, 11 programs reporting reductions in suspensions, 11 programs reporting reductions in problem behavior, 12 programs reporting increases in parent involvement, and 6 programs reporting lower violence rates. Section 2 offers research data on the 49 initiatives, presenting a brief overview of each model and outlining information currently available from research. It focuses on community schools and after-school programs. Within those two categories, the listings are presented at the national, state, and local levels. The listings range from multisite models to individual schools with unique programs. For each listing, contact information is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, After School Programs, Community Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Behavior, Urban Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Coalition for Community Schools, Washington, DC.