ERIC Number: ED431811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Intervention/Prevention Grant Evaluation 1996-98. E&R Report No. 99.16.
Tyler, Doris; Manzo, Deborah
The Intervention/Prevention Program in the Wake County Public Schools (North Carolina) provides support to students who are experiencing academic, behavioral, family, and emotional difficulties that interfere with learning. The Student Support Team (SST) at each school provides this support. The SST is a collaborative, multidisciplinary team that is responsible for developing an action plan that supports the individual student. During the 1997-98 school year, 3,963 students were referred to the SST program. Most were being served in the regular classroom. About 50% of those referred identified themselves as male. About 66% of the academic concerns of these students were reported as "somewhat" or "a lot" improved during the school year. Behavior concerns of referred students improved at all grade levels, from 54% for grades 6 through 8 to 79% for high school students. Strategies were categorized as classroom-based, school support-based, or community-based. For each strategy recommended and implemented, a higher percentage rated the effectiveness as "good" compared to "poor." The SST program appears to provide an important service for at-risk students. (Contains 34 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public Schools System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.