ERIC Number: ED450966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, High Risk Students, Human Services, Integrated Services, Learning Readiness, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Safety, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Portland, OR.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington