ERIC Number: ED428170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program, 1997-98. [Research Report on an Educational Program].
Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.
The Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program was developed to provide an education for students who were expelled from school or who were adjudicated to attend an alternative school. The program was operated by the Harris County Juvenile Board, but the Houston Independent School District contracted with the county to place expelled students in the program. Operated at the Houston School for Accelerated Learning, the program was neither a residential nor a detention program. Program operation was evaluated for the 1997-98 school year. In fall 1997, there were 270 students, 48.9% of whom were African American, 46.7% Hispanic, and 4.4% White. The attendance rate for the school ranged from 87% to 89%. In the fall semester, 46.3% completed their term and returned to their home schools, but in the spring, only 17.7% completed their term and returned to their home schools. Recommendations for program improvement include taking measures to improve attendance rates and increase the numbers of students who return to their home schools. (Contains two tables and four references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.