ERIC Number: ED337869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-20
Reference Count: N/A
In-School Suspension: Des Moines Middle and High Schools. Program Evaluation.
Prior, Barbara L. M.; Tuller, Richard
Outcomes of inschool suspension programs that were initiated in the Des Moines public schools are described in this report. Programs were implemented in 10 middle and 5 high schools in 1988 to reduce the number of instructional days lost and to change student behavior. The programs are described in terms of revenues and expenditures, goals and objectives, characteristics, activities, outcomes, and future plans. Findings indicate that the district exceeded its 1990-91 objective: inschool suspensions would comprise 50 percent of all suspensions, which would enable students to continue their academic progress and receive social development support. However, a disproportionate number of suspensions of black students in three schools raises an equity concern that must be examined. Six tables are included. Appendices contain supporting positions, the planning committee's report, the program proposal, letters of support, a summary of onsite visits, and the evaluation report. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.