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ERIC Number: ED361436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
They're Still in School: Results of an Intervention Program for At-Risk High School Students.
Bauer, Robert; Michael, Robert
Project Success is a vocational education program designed to help at-risk 9th and 10th grade students improve their chances for completing high school and obtaining employment implemented at Bainbridge High School in Georgia. Prospective students are economically disadvantaged, scored below the 25th percentile on a standardized test, received a grade of "D" or below in a vocational class, and need support services. The program focuses on a combination of competencies for occupational entry, adjustment, and advancement in a vocational field and on remediating individual deficiencies in reading, language, and mathematics. The program addresses life adjustment and career seeking skills, positive study skills, psychological and social needs, and vocational interests. Students work with their teachers to prepare a resume, complete job applications, practice being interviewed for a job, and learn how to maintain and keep a job. An evaluation of the program looked at test achievement, attendance, program holding power, and student performance; and used pretest and posttest results and teacher records. These measures showed that the first year of the program saw a significant improvement in the students. In the second year, an even greater improvement in attendance, grades, attitude, and test scores was found. In addition, program effectiveness was thought to depend on the teacher's competence. Includes 11 tables. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
IES Cited: ED502502