ERIC Number: ED249248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Home School and Adult Instruction Component, Home-School-Community Agents Project. Final Evaluation Report.
The goal of the Home-School-Community Agents (HSCA) Program is to help disruptive pupils make a positive adjustment to those elements in their lives which interfere with their success in school. In 1982-83, 20 HSCA served 8 high schools and 12 middle schools in Columbus, Ohio. Each agent worked in depth with approximately 60 descriptive pupils and served as a home-school-community liaison. This report evaluates the 1982-83 program in regard to four stated program objectives for the year. Data were collected in seven information areas: (1) pupil attitude (using the Demos D Scale); (2) pupil entry; (3) pupil census; (4) pupil questionnaire; (5) professional staff survey; (6) HSCA activity logs; and (7) inservice evaluation. The evaluation sample consisted of 400 pupils, grades 6 through 12, randomly selected from the 1,200 in the project. Findings indicate the project was successful in identifying disruptive students and helping them make some positive adjustments. Pupils and professional staff involved in the project considered it valuable. However, pupils did not show a statistically significant improvement in student attitude. The appendix contains posttest dropout probability category tables for each grade, and six of the evaluation instruments. (BS)
Descriptors: Adjustment Counselors, Ancillary School Services, Attitude Measures, Behavior Problems, Disadvantaged Youth, Family School Relationship, Inservice Teacher Education, Intermediate Grades, Problem Children, Program Evaluation, School Counseling, Secondary Education, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.