ERIC Number: ED435725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Delta Program Fourth-Year Implementation. Feedback. Publication Number 98-12.
The Diversified Education through Leadership, Technology, and Academics (DELTA) program of the Austin Independent School District (AISD), Texas, serves students at each of the AISD 10 regular high schools. The goal of this open-entry, open-exit, competency-based diploma program is to recover former dropouts and to prevent students at risk of dropping out from doing so. Instruction in the program is individualized and self-paced, but is aligned with the district's regular curriculum. The DELTA program served 1,711 students during the 1998-99 school year, representing a 5% increase over the preceding year. In 1998-99, 1,399 students took the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test for the first time. Mastery rates for DELTA students in reading and mathematics have increased over 3 years, with DELTA students approaching state averages in reading and writing, and surpassing state averages in mathematics. Evaluation findings indicate that the DELTA program is successfully meeting the goals of serving the target population and keeping students in school. Recommendations are made for program continuation. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills