ERIC Number: ED352234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The University of Texas at Austin Migrant Student Program Receiving School Guide.
Texas Univ., Austin. Migrant Student Program.
This receiving school guide provides information on course materials and services available for migrant students through the University of Texas (UT) Migrant Student Program. The UT Migrant Student Program focuses on graduation enhancement by providing courses that meet the graduation requirements of Texas. Students earn high school credit by working on courses at their own pace in any location. The courses are specifically designed to match the learning needs of migrant students and fulfill Texas curriculum requirements. The UT program offers study guides for correspondence courses that are written at a lower reading level and provide background skills. Credit for UT courses can be earned through correspondence courses, credit by examination, grading courses by the receiving school, or consolidating partial credit. Credit is entered by the school awarding credit. Receiving schools can orient students to the program by reviewing the materials students receive upon enrollment, explaining the instruction, and answering any questions the students may have. Students can also get help with course work by calling UT's 800 number. UT offers the following services: (1) training sessions for teachers, tutors, and administrators; (2) student progress reports; (3) follow-up services; (4) a toll-free number; (5) free postage for students enrolled in correspondence courses; (6) services to parents; (7) a visit to the UT campus; and (8) study aides for the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test. (KS)
Descriptors: Correspondence Study, Credit Courses, Credits, High Schools, Higher Education, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Secondary School Curriculum, Study Guides
University of Texas at Austin, EMIC, Migrant Student Program, P.O. Box 7700, Austin, TX 78713 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Migrant Student Program.