ERIC Number: ED366876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Student Assistance Program Demonstration Project Evaluation. Final Report.
Pollard, John A.; Houle, Denise M.
This document presents the final report on the evaluation of California's model student assistance program (SAP) demonstration projects implemented in five locations across the state from July 1989 through June 1992. The report provides an overall, integrated review of the evaluation of the SAP demonstration projects, summarizes important findings from previous evaluation phases, reports evaluation activities for the project's third year, and addresses four questions: (1) how successfully did the SAPs develop their administrative structures and organization? (2) who were the students who participated in the SAPs? (3) how effectively did the SAPs deliver services to students? and (4) did the SAPs have a positive impact on participating students? Section 1 of the report provides an introduction to the SAP project. Section 2 presents a review of the political and organizational development of the demonstration projects. Section 3 provides a summary of the 1990-91 process evaluation. Section 4 details the third-year evaluation effort which was dedicated to the evaluation of the impact on students of the SAP demonstration projects. Key issues include the development of the evaluation methodology, the analysis of data, and the interpretation of results. Section 5 includes an integration of all 3 years of evaluation findings, providing some of the insights and recommendations regarding the demonstration projects and the functioning of SAPs. (NB)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Pupil Personnel Services, Secondary School Students, Student Needs
SWRL, 4665 Lampson Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.