ERIC Number: ED456528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Georgia CrossRoads Alternative Education Program, July 1997-June 2000. Volumes I and II.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
This report documents a 3-year evaluation of Georgia's CrossRoads alternative education program. It focuses on the direct benefits to regular classrooms of removing disruptive students, the effectiveness of services rendered to those removed students, the success with which they are returned to the regular classroom, and the projected costs and benefits associated with reducing the dropout rate of at-risk students. The report contains two volumes. The first volume summarizes research findings and provides a brief explanation of how the information was gathered and analyzed to reach the final conclusions and recommendations. The second volume (Technical Supplement) provides a more detailed explanation of all data sources, analysis procedures, and findings. Solid conclusions about in-school achievement could not be supported because of insufficient reliable student performance data obtained over the 3-year evaluation period. However, the results of a reliable cost-benefit analysis show that CrossRoads does pay back the state and local investment in it over time. The Georgia Department of Education makes the general recommendation that funding continue for the CrossRoads program. It also contains four technical appendices: data-collection forms, site-visit schedules, detailed coding procedures, and the evaluation focus and framework. The report includes 44 tables and 17 exhibits. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia