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ERIC Number: ED450966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Pages: 124
Abstractor: N/A
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Washington State Readiness To Learn: School-Linked Models for Integrated Family Services. 1998-99 Evaluation Report. Volume 1.
Einspruch, Eric; Deck, Dennis; Grover, Jane; Hahn, Karen
The state of Washington implemented the Readiness to Learn program as part of the state's Family Policy Initiative. The primary goal of the program is to serve as a formal link between education and human services by authorizing grants to local school-linked, community-based consortia to develop and implement strategies that ensure children arrive at school ready to learn. This report describes the program and details evaluation findings for 1998-1999. Chapter 1 of the report describes the need for Readiness to Learn programs, the funding history, goals and expected outcomes, general service delivery strategies, and key evaluation questions. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the 31 local programs funded in 1997-1999 and the characteristics of the children and families serviced during the 1998-1999 school year. Chapter 3 reports on the services received by children and families. Chapter 4 addresses the extent to which Readiness to Learn met the needs of children and families. Chapter 5 discusses the impact of these services on children and families. Chapter 6 discusses program contributions to community safety. Chapter 7 discusses the ways the program has contributed to systemic changes in service delivery to families and children. Chapter 8 highlights the successful practices in adhering to the eight Family Policy Initiative principles of service integration. A table detailing characteristics of Washington Readiness to Learn Programs is appended. (Contains 11 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Portland, OR.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington