ERIC Number: ED357493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Prevention Programs. Program Evaluation Report.
The purpose of this evaluation is to provide formative Information about selected Orange County Public Schools (CPS) dropout prevention and retrieval programs. The following seven alternative learning programs were evaluated: School-Within-a-School; Alternative Resource Elementary Classrooms; The Challenge Center; The Plaza Center; BETA and ACEPT (teenage pregnancy programs); New Horizons; and In-School Suspension. Data sources included contacts with program representatives, literature reviews, site observation, document analysis, and interviews with teachers, administrators, students, occupation-placement specialists, and counselors. Participants were asked 13 questions regarding program goals and objectives, operational guidelines, staff development, collaboration, assessment, critical components and issues, program environment, and reporting procedures. Findings indicate that the programs met or exceeded the Florida Department of Education outcome objectives. Five tables and one figure are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.