ERIC Number: ED312339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-30
Chapter 2 Forumula. 1988-89 Final Technical Report.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Presented is the final technical report on the evaluation of the 1988-89 supplementary education programs of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District funded under Chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act. The following major findings are reported: (1) extracurricular transportation costs, which had been reduced by eliminating morning routes, were 49 percent lower per student in 1988-89 than in 1987-88; (2) half of the participants in a first-year Academic Decathlon contest rated the program to be effective, but Black and Hispanic participation was low compared to District ethnic percentages; (3) rates of corporal punishment and other disciplinary actions have continued to decline at the three schools where Project ASSIST has been implemented, but the percentage of Black students sent to the ASSIST room continues to be disproportionately high compared to ASSIST school ethnic percentages; and (4) the Comprehensive Competencies Program Lab, a dropout prevention program at one high school, appears to have had a positive effect on participants' academic achievement for both fall and spring participants; however, effects on attendance and credits earned are mixed and the overall dropout rate was similar to what would be predicted for high risk students. Statistical data are included on 27 tables and graphs. Fourteen appendices making up the bulk of the document comprise a copy of a district-wide needs assessment questionnaire plus descriptions of the data-gathering procedures for the following programs: (1) Extracurricular Transportation Program; (2) Homework Pilot Program; (3) Outdoor Learning Program; (4) Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL) Program; (5) Pre-Kindergarten Program; 6) Private Schools Program; (7) Project ASSIST; (8) Spanish Academy; (9) TEAMS Improvement Funds; (10) Wicat Computer Lab Instructional Aide; (11) Johnston Comprehensive Competencies Program Lab; (12) School-Community Liaison Programs; and (13) Academic Decathalon Program. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 2