ERIC Number: ED331941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Projects Serving "At-Risk" Students.
Cleveland Public Schools, OH.
Although each of the 11 programs evaluated in this report during the 1989-90 school year had its own unique design and objectives, their common goal was to increase the likelihood that at-risk students in Cleveland (Ohio) schools would complete their high school education. Programs were evaluated in terms of changes from the previous year in the following outcome variables: (1) dropouts; (2) promotions; (3) number of students suspended; (4) average number of suspensions per student; (5) attendance rates; and (6) reading comprehension scores. The following outcomes for the elementary school program are highlighted: (1) there were no dropouts, low mobility rates, and few suspensions; (2) about 90 percent of the participants were promoted; and (3) attendance rates improved from the previous year and were at least 90 percent. The following outcomes for the secondary programs are highlighted: (1) there were few dropouts or transfers; (2) more participants were suspended this year than during the last year; and (3) attendance rates and reading comprehension scores decreased from the previous year. Brief narrative project descriptions of each of the 11 projects and five tables of statistical data are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH.