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ERIC Number: ED338766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
HISD After-School Opportunities Programs Description 1990-91.
Kirkpatrick, Nanda D.; And Others
This report describes after-school programs available in the Houston (Texas) Independent School District (HISD). Fifty-nine sites offer either after-school child care or instruction to elementary school students in the HISD. Magnet's Extended Instructional Day program is the largest and the Houston Committee for Private Sector Initiatives' After-School Partnership (ADOPT) Program is the second largest program in the HISD. Also operating are three smaller programs and a program serving 14 schools operated by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). Researchers gathered information through interviews with administrators, site visits, forms, and questionnaires. Evaluation found the following: (1) in 1990-91, the magnet programs offered additional instruction to 1,932 students (64 percent Blacks or Hispanic Americans) for 2 hours a day; (2) the ADOPT program provides enrichment and recreation; (3) the YMCA program served an average of 918 students; (4) the ADOPT program served 918 students (81 percent of whom were minorities); (5) attendance rates averaged 96 percent at the magnet program and 82 percent at the ADOPT program; (6) in regard to academic and professional background, program staffs included many who had earned a college degree in the magnet program and many who had earned a high school diploma or equivalency exam at the ADOPT program; and (7) a majority of staff in both programs had attended some in-service training. Study data are presented in 18 tables. Two appendices present the staff surveys for the magnet and ADOPT programs. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.