ERIC Number: ED435736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Evaluation Report, 1998-99. Principles of Effectiveness as the Building Blocks of Title IV School-Based Programming. Publication Number 98.09.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.
Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities is a compensatory education program supported by funds from the U.S. Department of Education through the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994. The purpose of Title IV is to enable schools to supplement local efforts to eliminate violence and the use of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol among students. During 1998-99, Title IV provided funding to the Austin Independent School District (AISD), Texas, to support a variety of district-level and campus-level prevention education efforts. Services were provided through the following components: (1) campus-based prevention initiatives; (2) district-level student programs; (3) curriculum and staff development; and (4) support staff and services. Evaluation data came from student surveys, a survey responded to by a random sample of teachers , and district incident data about discipline, violence, and drug-related offenses. Recommendations based on evaluation findings call for more student education on the prevalence and dangers of drugs and increased conflict resolution training for students. More professional development is recommended, and suggestions are made for continued curriculum integration efforts. Six appendixes contain supplemental information about Title IV and its implementation in the AISD. (Contains 33 tables, 32 figures, and 24 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act