ERIC Number: ED358393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Self-Evaluation Report of Wisconsin Public Schools, 1991-92: Comprehensive Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Programs.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This publication reports the progress Wisconsin school districts have made toward providing programs that address alcohol and other drug abuse. It begins with an explanation of the problem and a description of Wisconsin's model for addressing the problem. Progress within districts is measured using the model as a standard. Results are presented from a second survey conducted in the spring of 1991 (the first was conducted in 1988-89) that involved a stratified random sample of almost 6,000 public school students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12. Findings from the 1991 study are reported for alcohol use, tobacco use, and the use of other drugs (marijuana, cocaine, inhalants, other drugs). It is concluded that alcohol is the drug of choice among Wisconsin public school students; that, compared to a nationally representative sample of high school seniors, Wisconsin seniors are more likely to use alcohol, as likely to smoke cigarettes, and less likely to use illicit drugs; and that, compared to recent but unrepresentative national data about sixth graders, Wisconsin sixth graders also are more likely to use alcohol. Relevant graphs and year-to-year data comparisons are appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Public Schools, Secondary School Students, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Bureau for Pupil Services, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin