ERIC Number: ED339950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 Clinical and Guidance Program 1989-90.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
During the 1989-90 academic year, the New York City school system's Chapter 1 Clinical and Guidance program achieved its goals of identifying and alleviating the emotional and social problems that interfere with students' academic performance. During the year, the program served 6,203 Chapter 1 eligible students from 150 nonpublic schools. In addition the program initiated a "walk-over" service for computer aided instruction students, and, in 1989-90, 839 students from 5 nonpublic schools were served. Finally, staff development training was implemented as proposed. One in seven students served by the program were in the English-as-a-Second-Language program. When language was a barrier to communication, program staff often got a speaker of the student's native language to write notes to or call the student's parents, or they referred the student to an outside agency. During 1989-90, the Clinical and Guidance program initiated parent effectiveness groups to help parents learn new ways to handle problems, understand their children, and find support from other parents. In general, despite their social and emotional problems, students in all instructional programs and in all grades made statistically significant mean gains from pretest to posttest, meeting the program's criteria for success. Student behavior improved. Expansion of the computer assisted instruction program is recommended for program improvement. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1