ERIC Number: ED380468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Program Effectiveness in AISD 1992-93.
Wilkinson, David; Mangino, Evangelina
The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) of the Austin Independent School District (AISD) (Texas) reviews the effectiveness of many of the school district's special programs. In 1992-93, ORE reviewed 60 programs or program components. Cost effectiveness was calculated for 31 programs, using an achievement effect measure for 10, a dropout prevention effect measure for 13, and a drug prevention effect measure for 8. An additional three dropout prevention programs were rated on effectiveness, although cost information could not be obtained. Three drug prevention programs were rated for cost, but not effectiveness, and another 23 programs were evaluated on effectiveness based on other evaluation information. Two-thirds of the programs were rated as effective, and 60% were considered cost-effective where calculation was possible. Three of four elementary school technology schools were the most cost-effective among achievement improvement programs. A parent-training program, Mega Skills, was the most cost-effective dropout prevention program, while Plays for Living and Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) were the most cost-effective drug abuse prevention programs. Seventeen tables present evaluation findings. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.