ERIC Number: ED428168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Youth for Education and Success (YES), 1996-97. Research Report on an Educational Program.
Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.
Youth for Education and Success (YES) has contracted with the Houston Independent School District (HISD) (Texas) to provide a community-based alternative school for HISD students who have dropped out of school and are considered at risk. An evaluation of the program indicated that 9 of 118 enrolled students attained General Educational Development (GED) certification during the 1996-97 academic year, a figure that did not meet the program's stipulated performance standard. YES reported a program-wide average daily attendance rate of 53.9%, a level of compliance that did not meet the performance standard. The program director, staff, and surveyed students all reported satisfaction with the way in which the YES GED program was implemented. Recommendations are made for contract renewal negotiations that include accountability requirements for student attendance and accumulation of program hours before counting them as program participants. Recommendations are also made to amend performance standards for GED certification. Appendixes contain the teacher and student surveys. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests