ERIC Number: ED338787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Crockett's Project Success: 1990-91 Evaluation Report. Executive Summary.
Smyer, Roxane; Bliss, Kris
This report describes an evaluation of Project Success, a dropout prevention program at Crockett High School in Austin (Texas). The class centered program provided incentives for improved educational performance and attendance of at-risk ninth-grade students in the 1990-91 school year. The project served 103 students over the fall 1990 and spring 1991 semesters. The evaluation includes comparison of program participants with a similar group at another school. The evaluation produced the following major findings: (1) participants had a dropout rate of 6.8 percent, which is lower than the comparison group; (2) the project did not have a positive impact on achievement because participants did not achieve predicted test score gains; (3) participants' attendance rates declined from the 1989-90 to the 1990-91 school year, however, the extent of the decrease was less for the participants than for the comparison students; (4) it was not possible to determine the impact of the incentives on students' attendance and achievement; and (5) teachers perceived conference attendance, planning periods, and smaller class size as fringe benefits rather than performance incentives. Statistical data are provided in two figures. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, High School Students, High Schools, Incentives, Potential Dropouts, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Austin Independent School District, Office of Research and Evaluation, 1111 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.