ERIC Number: ED445387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Providing a Helping Hand. Special Report on Standards, Assessment, Accountability, and Interventions. Report #3, Spring 2000.
Duttweiler, Patricia Cloud, Ed.
This series of special reports argues that states must use their newly established, more rigorous standards to (1) provide teachers with the skills and knowledge required to teach to the higher academic standards and (2) provide students with additional opportunities to learn and to achieve the higher standards. This report presents a number of intervention strategies that have proved effective in helping students increase their academic performance. The National Dropout Prevention Center has identified five levels of strategies for addressing the problems encountered in educating students in at-risk situations: systematic renewal, prevention, mediation, intervention, and recovery. This report explores mediation strategies, such as, parent and family involvement, multiple intelligences, service learning, and technology. Under intervention strategies it discusses alternative schooling, mentoring programs, and out-of-school experiences. (Contains 30 references.)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, After School Programs, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Mentors, Nontraditional Education, Parent Influence, Parent School Relationship, Public Schools, Student Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Note: For Report No. 1, see EA 030 453; for Report No. 2, see EA 030 519.