ERIC Number: ED285934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar-15
A Study of the Attendance Improvement/Dropout Prevention Program in the City of New York, 1986-87.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Elementary, Secondary, and Continuing Education.
The Attendance Improvement/Dropout Prevention (AI/DP) Program is a six-component program involving selected high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and nontraditional school settings in New York City. This study of the program included site visits, examination of student records, staff interviews, and analyses of information from the student data base. Findings and recommendations for the six program components include the following: (1) the facilitation component was in place but needed more definition of roles and responsibilities; (2) the attendance outreach services were well installed but there was a lack of unity and coordination between the city-funded and AI/DP staffs which might be produced by holding regular staff meetings; (3) guidance and counseling services were offered but could be improved with staffing adjustments and home visits; (4) health services were uniform across populations and screening for physical defects was promptly completed; (5) linkages between school levels were being redesigned and should include a year long series of experiences; and (6) the alternative education component was implemented unevenly and better coordination and full implementation are needed. Graphs and tables accompany the presentation of data. Two appendices present information about limited English proficient students and long term absentees. (VM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Elementary, Secondary, and Continuing Education.