ERIC Number: ED310159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Outcomes Achieved by Private Alternative Schools September 1987 to December 1988 in the Portland Public Schools.
The outcomes for the 1987-88 school year achieved by eight private alternative schools that have contracted with the Portland (Oregon) Public Schools (PPS) to provide educational services to students are reported. The schools are: (1) Albina Youth Opportunity School (AYOS); (2) AYOS-Genesis; (3) DePaul Center Youth Treatment Services; (4) Lents Education Center (LEC); (5) Morrison Center Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program; (6) Open Meadow Learning Center (OMLC); (7) Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC); and (8) Quest Alternative School (QAS). AYOS, LEC, OMLC, and POIC have contracted continuously with the PPS for 5 years or more. The curricula and other arrangements of these schools are much like those of regular high schools, with highly individualized class work. The QAS--a more recent contractor--is much like the preceding schools. DePaul and Morrison provide drug and alcohol treatment, with education an integral component. AYOS-Genesis serves students who are under court order to attend. About 200 students received services from the eight schools at any given time, with about 600 served in the school year. Stays of longer durations in these schools were associated with better outcomes. A report on each school includes its philosophy, educational program and resources, and student population. The diversity of these programs illustrates the difficulties in defining standards to measure the effectiveness of these schools. Recommendations are made individually for improvement of each program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, High School Students, Nontraditional Education, Outcomes of Education, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR. Research and Evaluation Dept.