ERIC Number: ED339136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Student Referral Centers (An In-School Suspension Program), 1990-91.
Opuni, Kwame A.; And Others
The effectiveness of a student referral center (SRC) program implemented by 19 Houston, Texas middle schools during 1990-91 is assessed in this paper. The program, made up of 14 Student Referral Centers, serves as an inschool suspension system to provide counseling support services and instructional assistance to students with discipline problems. Methodology involved analysis of student referral center reports and a survey of all principals, teachers, and SRC staff at the 19 participating middle schools. Findings indicate that the program is vital for enhancement of teacher morale and instructional effectiveness. Overall, the program has been reasonably successful in achieving its goals; however, several structural deficiencies are identified and recommendations are offered. Nine tables and six figures are included. Appendices include report forms and copies of the student, staff, principal, and teacher surveys. (16 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.