ERIC Number: ED447373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Student Assistance Program in Pennsylvania. Evaluation Final Report.
Fertman, Carl I.; Schlesinger, Jo; Fichter, Cele; Tarasevich, Susan; Zhang, Xiaoyan; Wald, Holly
This report contains the second year evaluation of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) in Pennsylvania. These school-based and school-linked programs address barriers to learning for youth at risk for social and emotional problems, drug and alcohol use and abuse, and depression. Second year evaluation focused on identifying essential components related to SAP, delineating indicators for each component area, and outlining a benchmarking process for technology transfer and ongoing improvement. The six areas include: (1) referral processes; (2) parent consent practices; (3) intervention; (4) contract provider assessments; (5) school-based probation officers' SAP involvement; and (6) SAP improvement and satisfaction. The evaluation produced three outcomes. First, nine SAP component areas and corresponding indicators were identified. Second, the evaluation findings suggest a strategy to improve SAP effectiveness and best practices at the school level. Third, a handbook was produced to summarize and present the salient findings of the evaluation in a user-friendly format. The handbook provides all SAP participants with a means to monitor and improve their programs. This report includes the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Methodology; (3) Results; (4) Incorporation of Components and Indictors Results to the Field; and (5) Technology Transfer. (Contains 2 appendixes; 6 tables; 1 figure; and 8 resources.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Services, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, School Community Programs, School Involvement, Success, Youth Problems
For full text: http://www.pccd.state.pa.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania