ERIC Number: ED428164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Covenant House Texas, 1996-97. Research Report on an Educational Program.
Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.
Covenant House Texas (CHT) is a nonprofit corporation that provides emergency shelter and related services for children and youth in crisis situations. The Texas Education Agency requires an annual evaluation of all programs receiving state compensatory education funds, and the On-Site School program of CHT was evaluated under this provision. The On-Site school program allows students who cannot attend their home schools to continue their schooling while at the CHT center. The On-Site school served a total of 53 students in the 1996-97 school year. Overall, students had positive perceptions of the program. Although enrollment dropped since the program no longer served youth in custody, the percentage of students staying longer in the program and the numbers of juniors and seniors rose. The classroom was filled to capacity, and students and the teacher noted the need for additional space. Among the difficulties experienced by the program was a lack of communication with the student's home school, causing problems in student transfers in and out of the program. An appendix contains the student survey. (Contains four tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.