ERIC Number: ED287969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Home School and Adult Instruction Component, Home-School-Community Agents Project. Final Evaluation Report.
The Home-School-Community Agent (HSCA) Project helps disruptive students make a positive adjustment to elements in their lives which interfere with their success in school. These elements include the following: (1) attitudes which influence dropping out of school; (2) family background and status; (3) previous referrals to social service agencies; and (4) previous achievement and/or problems in school. The HSCA Project began with interventions into the lives of these secondary school students in 1986. Agents from the project work closely with the students, the community, and the home to promote understanding and help the students adjust to the school environment. This document is the evaluation of the first year of the project. A random sample of 380 students from grade 6 through grade 12, one-third of the participants, was used to assess their probability of dropping out. Pretest-posttest comparisons for 220 of the 380 pupils showed that 15.5 percent had a lower probability of dropping out after participating in the project, but 10.9 percent had a higher probability of dropping out. A positive change in attitude toward teachers, education, and school behavior was measured in 45.5 percent of the students. The probability statistics and the research instruments are contained in two appendices. (VM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Note: For the 1986 report, see ED 282 952.