ERIC Number: ED316817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
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Elementary School Attendance Improvement Dropout Prevention OREA Report.
Solomon, Henry; Yacker, Nancy
The Attendance Improvement Dropout Prevention program (A.I.D.P.) is a state-funded, multi-faceted program designed to provide services to students considered to be at risk of dropping out of school. The elementary school A.I.D.P. program is comprised of six components: facilitation, attendance outreach, guidance, health, school-level linkage, and extended school day and is modeled on the middle school A.I.D.P. program. The implementation of the A.I.D.P. in five schools was reviewed. The evaluation results indicated that all five programs shared certain features. Each program emphasized individual attention to students, and consistent outreach and guidance and counseling services, including phone calls or letters to parents, home visits, and parent conferences. Generally, elementary school A.I.D.P. programs were successful at reaching parents when an outreach attempt was made, though success rates varied from school to school, depending on the outreach method used. Students in the program tended to improve their attendance, improve or maintain academic achievement levels, and pass to the next highest class at the end of the school year. A small number continued to have trouble passing all their subjects. The findings suggest that the programs should continue and staffing should increase. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.