ERIC Number: ED438317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Intervention/Prevention Program Evaluation, 1998-99. Eye on Evaluation. E&R Report.
In 1994-95, the Wake County Public School System received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to implement the Intervention/Prevention Program to provide better support to at-risk students by collaborating with many human service agencies that work with children and families. The vehicle for change was the development of Student Support Teams (SSTs) as a replacement of the existing "teacher assistance teams." This report contains an evaluation of the program for the 1998-99 school year. Data were collected from the SST chairperson at each of the 105 participating schools. A total of 3,586 students were referred to the SSTs in this school year. A focus of the evaluation was the effectiveness of classroom-based, school-based, and community-based strategies to help students. Findings indicate that the SST program continues to provide invaluable service to students at-risk and their families. A large majority of the referred students showed improvement in their areas of concern by the end of the school year. However, the findings also suggest that the effectiveness of SSTs in alternative schooling programs needs further study since these schools had relatively poor strategy effectiveness ratings and high levels of "No Improvement" ratings. (Contains 17 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public Schools System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.