ERIC Number: ED419830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Super I: 1996-97 Pilot Program Year-End Report. Publication Number 96.07.
Lyons, Andri; Smith, Ralph
The Substance Use Prevention Education and Resources (SUPER I) program of the Austin Independent School District (Texas) is a school-based middle- and high-school curriculum that is offered as a positive alternative to long-term removals to students who have committed alcohol or drug-related offenses for the first time (excluding the sale or distribution of controlled substances). SUPER I was begun in the middle schools and expanded to all 10 high schools in the spring of 1996-97. In 1996-97, of 1,502 students removed from classes for alcohol or drug-related problems, 224 elected to enter SUPER I, and 176 completed the program. The majority of program staff rated the program as effective in deterring student use of illegal substances and in improving family communications. Recommendations are made for continuing the program, especially tracking students to determine long-term effectiveness of SUPER I. Increased promotion of SUPER I to campus staff as a positive alternative to long-term removal is also recommended. It is also suggested that the program continue to support a team approach to session presentations. (Contains 10 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Accountability, Student Services, and Research.