ERIC Number: ED419866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Academic and Support Ninth Grade Restructuring Programs as Reported by the Ninth Grade Administrators.
As part of the evaluation of the Ninth Grade Restructuring Program of the Detroit Public Schools, Ninth Grade Administrators were asked to select an academic or support program that they found to be successful in their schools. The overall purpose of the restructuring project is to enable the provision of programs, resources, and services that more readily meet the needs of ninth graders. There were 17 programs described from the 6 district school areas. This report, listing programs by area and school, is intended as a way of disseminating descriptions of programs to middle and high schools in the district. In Area A, five high school programs include: a Career Day program; an after-school enrichment program; a math laboratory; a summer enrichment program; and using a ninth-grade counselor and reading/writing consultant. The three programs listed for Area B include: an "Achievers" program to boost student self-esteem; a program designed to increase attendance; and an organizational change into academic clusters for ninth graders. In Area C, administrators reported on a ninth-grade restructuring block program, and a ninth-grade school-within-a-school program. Two high schools in Area D reported on a ninth-grade academic clinic and a mentoring program for students. Three high schools from Area E described an attendance patrol program, an after-school tutoring program, and a parenting program with after-school tutoring. In Area F, the programs cited were: an after-school tutorial with a Saturday component; and an increased guidance and counseling component. Appendixes contain a literature review and a bibliography of 56 sources. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Authoring Institution: Research and Evaluation Specialists, Inc.