ERIC Number: ED307368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
School Placement and Maintenance of At-Risk Youth under Agency Care.
Bauer, Jo Anne; And Others
In 1987, the New York City Board of Education established the following three placement units responsible for improving school attendance and preventing dropping out among at-risk youth: (1) the Central Placement Unit (CPU); (2) the Persons In Need of Supervision (PINS) Diversion Unit; and (3) the Bronx District Attorney's Educational Outreach program. The overall program goal was to return out-of-school youth under agency care to public school settings and to ensure the delivery of appropriate services. During the first year of CPU-PINS's existence, the Board of Education's Office of Research, Evaluation and Assessment (OREA) examined the roles of the three program components. This paper reports on the OREA evaluation. Evaluation procedures included the following: (1) two literature reviews (included as appendices); (2) staff surveys of Board of Education and agency programs appropriate for the target population; (3) a staff questionnaire; and (4) structured interviews with all placement unit staff. The OREA evaluation found communication lacking among units, resulting in disorganization and confusion, despite documented records of re-connecting students with educational placements. Eight recommendations were forwarded for the correction of CPU-PINS problems. Appendix A reviews characteristics of at-risk youth and includes 17 references. Appendix B reviews effective placement practices and includes 12 references. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)