ERIC Number: ED428173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Learning and Enrichment Center (ELEC), Inc., 1996-97. Research Report on an Educational Program.
Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.
The Educational Learning and Enrichment Center (ELEC) entered into a contract with the Houston Independent School District (HISD) (Texas) to provide a community-based alternative education program for HISD eligible students who had dropped out of school and were considered to be at risk of not completing their basic education. The 1996-97 evaluation indicated that 296 students were enrolled in the high school equivalency (GED) program in the 1996-97 school year. Of that number, 177 obtained GED certification providing a certification rate of 60%. This exceeded the performance standard of 35%. Five students participated in ELEC's Texas Assessment of Academic Skills program, and these students remained at their home schools. ELEC exceeded the defined performance standard for participation in the various counseling programs. Overall, the program director, faculty members, and students surveyed indicated satisfaction with the ELEC GED program. Appendixes contain the student and faculty surveys. (Contains four tables and one reference.) (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