ERIC Number: ED311132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Junior High School Student Assistance Program. Publication No. 495.
This document comprises an evaluation of the first-year implementation of the Junior High School Student Assistance Program (JHSSAP), a dropout prevention program of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). JHSSAP is comprised of the following components: (1) Extended Counseling (EC), providing 8 hours per week of auxiliary counseling at 73 junior high schools for 20 selected at-risk students at each school; (2) Regional Assistance Center Class (RACC), providing small group and individualized academic instruction, personal guidance, and weekly counseling for 15 selected at-risk students in each region; and (3) Opportunity Room (OR), providing remedial instruction and personal guidance with a 20:1 student-to-teacher ratio at selected schools in each region. Information was gathered from a survey of program participants, counselors and teachers, principals, and coordinators. Each of the three components is evaluated on the degree to which it has improved the following student outcomes: (1) grades; (2) attendance; (3) self-esteem; and (4) self-control. Detailed descriptions of each of the three components include the following information: (1) student characteristics; (2) class and caseload sizes; (3) counseling and teaching techniques; (4) staff training and materials; and (5) various aspects of the coordinator's role. Specific recommendations for improvement are suggested. Statistical data are included on 53 tables. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.