ERIC Number: ED447429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
HOSTS--Helping One Student To Succeed.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This paper provides an overview of Helping One Student To Succeed (HOSTS), a language arts program that uses one-on-one mentoring to help low-achieving students improve reading and problem-solving skills. Goals of the program include improving academic achievement in reading; building student problem-solving skills; and improving student behavior, attitudes, and self-esteem. Program components include: (1) mentoring (a HOSTS student meets with a mentor 30 minutes per day at least 4 days a week); (2) professional development (extensive teacher training and access to a variety of implementation resources, to maximize the mentoring relationship); and (3) individual lesson plans (developed by a HOSTS-trained teacher using a HOSTS-designed database, and designed to address the student's developmental levels, learning styles, and the specific learning objectives to be achieved). In 2000, the program operated in 1,100 schools in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and El Salvador. Sections of the paper discuss background, philosophy and goals, program components, evidence of effectiveness, professional development and support, implementation, costs, considerations, contact information, and policy issues and questions. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th St., #2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427. Tel: 303-299-3600, Web site: http://www.ecs.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.