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ERIC Number: ED457258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-3
Pages: 31
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Supporting At-Risk Elementary Students: The Impact of the Positive Outreach Program.
Munoz, Marco A.
Kentucky's Jefferson County Public Schools evaluated their Positive Outreach Program (POP), which was designed to help elementary students with emotional, behavioral, or social problems overcome their problems and succeed in school. POP focuses on creating and enhancing positive skills, relationships, and environmental contexts. It includes school, home, and community-based interventions, services, and supports. Most participating students, who were referred by their principals, were male, black, and poor. The evaluation examined student characteristics, differences in students' non-academic measures, and changes in students' behavior following participation in POP. Data on attendance and discipline and teacher reports were collected at the beginning, during, and end of the program. Over 180 students were referred to POP. The program helped elementary schools help their students overcome behavioral, emotional, and social problems in order to succeed. Participating students' attendance rates increased, and teacher-based behavior ratings decreased positively and significantly. Four appendixes include the teacher-based behavior rating checklist, permission form, student information form, and student success plan. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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