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ERIC Number: ED311584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 13
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A Case for Alternative Schools: A Look at Students Achievement in Self-Paced Programs.
Willman, Monica Lamar
A comparison was made between student achievement in traditional and alternative schools in the Aldine Independent School District during the 1988-89 school year. Aldine Contemporary Education Center (ACE), the alternative school studied, is located in Houston, Texas, and is one of a growing number of high schools that practice adaptive education in the form of an alternative school program. The educational program at ACE provides flexibility in time scheduling, course content, and elective selection. Students work at their most efficient speeds and progress as rapidly as their abilities will allow. Students participating in this study were enrolled in a regular physical science course. All students took the same 40 item physical science test. Findings indicated that the alternative school program at Aldine's ACE was successful in improving student achievement. The highest mean scores were obtained by the students at the alternative school. A variance and a multiple classification analysis is appended. (8 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas