ERIC Number: ED407474
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
High School Intervention Centers Program 1995-96. Evaluation Report.
Johnson, Charmaine; Syropoulos, Mike
The High School Intervention Centers Program (HSICP) of the Detroit (Michigan) Public Schools was developed to provide an alternative for high school students who were identified as performing below grade level in English and mathematics and who exhibited the self-defeating behavior of truancy. The program provided an opportunity for ninth graders to improve achievement in the basic skills, increasing attendance and reducing the probability of dropping out. An evaluation of HSICP was conducted to show how 193 students from the approximately 450 in the program each year performed compared to a control group of 198 students with comparable achievement from the same 4 high schools for the first semester of 1995-96 and 168 for the second semester. For the first semester, statistically significant differences were found to exist in favor of the experimental group for the variables of grade point averages, attendance, and credit hours earned, but differences on the Metropolitan Achievement Test in reading and mathematics were not significant. For the second semester, statistically significant differences were found in favor of the experimental group for grade point averages and credit hours earned. It should be noted that achievement results were still below district averages for the experimental group. Recommendations are made for program improvement. Appendixes present a literature review and a bibliography. (Contains 12 tables and 56 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Testing.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Achievement Tests