ERIC Number: ED201712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Youth in Psychoeducational Services Program (Special Education). E.S.E.A. Title IV-C. Final Evaluation Report, 1979-1980.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Research, Planning and Evaluation.
During the 1979-1980 school year, 16 severely emotionally disturbed secondary school students participated in the Youth in Psychoeducational Services (YIPS) program. The program provided intensive academic and behavioral treatment, family counseling, and staff development activities. YIPS was evaluated using a model that required the comparison of program objectives to actual outcomes. Evaluative findings indicated that during the course of the school year: (1) 58 percent of the students improved on a behavior rating checklist; (2) conduct problems were reduced; (3) immature, delinquent, and psychotic behaviors remained the same; (4) 93 percent of the students showed gains in reading achievement, 86 percent showed gains in spelling, and 71 percent showed gains in arithmetic; and (5) ten staff development sessions were held. Cost comparison information and data and forms relevant to the evaluation are appended. (MK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Educational Therapy, Emotional Disturbances, Family Counseling, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Psychoeducational Methods, Psychopathology, Secondary Education, Special Education, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Div. of Research, Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV