ERIC Number: ED338785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
History of Dropout-Prevention Events in AISD: Executive Summary.
Frazer, Linda; And Others
This report presents major drop-out prevention events in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) since these efforts were initiated in 1982 by the Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE). The following are the major findings of the report: (1) the ORE has been researching and studying the dropout problem since 1982-83, and the effort has grown with district initiative, community cooperation, and Federal funding; (2) the ORE developed a system for tracking dropouts in 1983-84 and has published yearly reports since then; (3) state legislation continues to impact the identification and treatment of at-risk students; (4) the AISD is a leader in dropout prevention efforts in Texas, and Texas state policymakers often uses the AISD as a resource when designing legislation; (5) there has been a recognition that the schools as currently structured are not meeting the needs of all students, and consequently, the Evening High School, the Alternative Learning Center, and the restructuring of Robbins Secondary School were developed; (6) the AISD and individual district schools are open to experimenting with new ideas and concepts in order to reduce the district dropout rate; and (7) the AISD continues to respond to research reporting the needs of students. Included are 13 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Role, School Districts, Urban Schools
Austin Independent School District, Office of Research and Evaluation, 1111 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.