ERIC Number: ED452439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Raising Academic Achievement: A Study of 20 Successful Programs.
Jurich, Sonia; Estes, Steve
This document contains information about the methodology and findings of a study that identified 20 programs across the United States that have been successful in raising student's academic achievement. Part 1 contains the following items: (1) an explanation of the process and criteria used to select the 20 examples of excellence drawn from the 96 youth initiatives included in the American Youth Policy Forum's two previous publications on successful youth programs; (2) an explanation of the historical context of the movement to raise academic achievement; and (3) a list of criteria for defining successful programs. Part 1 also discusses the following strategies of successful youth programs: high expectations for youth, program, and staff; personalized attention; innovative structure/organization; experiential learning; and long-term support. Part 2, which constitutes approximately 75% of the document, consists of evaluation summaries of the 20 programs. Each evaluation summary contains some or all of the following items: program name and address; program overview; student population profile; evidence of the program's effectiveness; list of key program components; discussion of factors contributing to the program's success; and overview of the study methodology. Lists of contact names and addresses for each program and 23 endnotes are also included. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Case Studies, Counseling Services, Definitions, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, Evaluation Criteria, Expectation, Experiential Learning, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Individualized Instruction, Innovation, Models, Performance Factors, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Special Needs Students, Student Characteristics, Success, Teacher Student Relationship, Youth Programs
American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-2505 ($4). Tel: 202-775-9731. For full text: http://www.aypf.org/RAA/RAA.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.