ERIC Number: ED457228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Structure of Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) Efforts, 2000-01.
Baenen, Nancy; Yaman, Kimberly
This report focuses on the structure of instructional assistance available through the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) to students who show low achievement in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina. Context information is also provided on other programs available to these students. Reports on ALP student participation, staff perceptions of ALP effectiveness, and the impact of ALP on student achievement and the North Carolina Goal 2003 project will follow. In 2000-2001, ALP was expanded from grades 3-8 to K-12 with added support for 3-8. Key additions at that level were extra funds to the neediest schools through Challenged School funding and School Improvement grants and a summer academy. One other change was a slight relaxation of timing parameters to allow some ALP services to be offered during the school day. Overall, more than $13 million was devoted to ALP efforts in 2000-2001. The ALP K-2 literacy program was funded through local and Title I funds, and no special mathematics support was available at this level. For grades 3-5, regular ALP programs and Challenge programs were available in 34 schools. At grades 6-8, ALP support was typically provided on Saturdays or after school, and there were both regular ALP and Challenge grant programs at this level. In the high schools, the ALP program was designed to support students at risk of not meeting graduation requirements. ALP community programs and a summer academy were also supported in 2000-2001. Seven attachments detail ALP efforts in chart form. (Contains 2 tables and 20 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.