ERIC Number: ED448375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Student Support Services Pilot Evaluation: 1998-99 School Year for Albuquerque Public Schools. West Mesa Cluster.
Elder, Deborah L.
A pilot program was designed to implement systemic changes by creating a collaborative approach and unified service delivery model for school counselors and social workers. The goals were to provide equal access to a meaningful education; increase school attendance and completion rates; increase appropriate student behaviors; increase safe and informed student choices; and forge collaboration links with community agencies. As part of the evaluation, principals, counselors, and social workers were interviewed to gain their perspectives regarding the impact of the pilot, obstacles to its implementation, and suggestions for the future. A time management study was conducted with the school personnel to determine how they spent their time, and a breakdown of their time spent on individual activities is presented in table form. Family intervention counseling was provided to 30 students in grades K-5 and statistics are included on the intervention provided during one school year. The results suggest that family counseling is a positive element of the pilot program. It concludes with a list of recommendations for the continuation of the pilot program. These address the subjects of funding, implementation, support systems, and paperwork demands. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM.