ERIC Number: ED428166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Project SAFE Alternative School, 1996-97. Research Report on an Educational Program.
Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.
The Student Assistance to Further Education (SAFE) Alternative School was designed to provide academic and support services to eligible Houston Independent School District (HISD) (Texas) elementary school students at risk of expulsion. Students are referred to the school by school staff at participating schools or their parents. The program, which began in February 1997, was evaluated in its initial year of operation. Twelve students from 9 elementary schools participated. All were African Americans and all were eligible for free school lunches. The average attendance rate for these students was 92%, which exceeded the target attendance rate. Eleven of the 12 were promoted to the next grade, and 5 were recommended for the program for the following year. Students thought that the teachers were helping them, but 82% indicated that they would prefer their regular schools. Staff from the sending schools indicated that they would recommend the program to other schools. Recommendations are made for program continuation and improvement. Appendixes contain the parent, student, and referring school staff surveys and an alternative school referral form. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.