ERIC Number: ED414347
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the 1997 Ninth Grade Summer School Restructuring Program.
The Ninth Grade Summer School Restructuring Program of the Detroit Public Schools (Michigan) was designed to restructure ninth grade in ways that improve academic performance, develop positive attitudes toward learning, improve the school environment to promote learning and self-respect, and prevent dropping out of school. Instructional and direct noninstructional services were provided. This report provides an evaluation of the program in its second year. The Summer School Program enrolled 795 students who were at-risk, in grade 9 in 1996-97, and 726 of them completed the program. The school also enrolled 2,172 incoming grade 9 students, and 1,432 of the students completed the program. Evaluators surveyed principals, teachers, and students about the program. All 15 responding principals strongly agreed that the program raised achievement, developed student self-discipline, increased awareness of ninth grade requirements, and helped students develop worthwhile priorities. The responses of 97 teachers were also very positive, and the responses of 589 participating students indicate that students responded favorably to the program. Ninety-eight percent were satisfied with the services they received from the program. Five appendixes contain a list of participating schools with ninth grades, surveys for all three constituent groups, and an analysis of a literature review. (Contains 3 tables and 56 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.