ERIC Number: ED477125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Accelerated Learning Program (ALP): Grade 3-8 Evaluation, 2001-02.
Baenen, Nancy; Yaman, Kimberly; Lindblad, Mark
The Wake County Public Schools, North Carolina (WCPSS), initiated the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) in 1999-2000 as the major new intervention to help all students reach grade-level performance in reading and mathematics. The ALP program was funded through local and state funds, and in 2001-220, 7,285 students received services through ALP. The most common instructional approaches in ALP were targeted instruction (small groups focusing on specific skills) and team teaching at the elementary level, with electives more common at the middle school level. Most ALP schools (53.3%) offered assistance in a combination of session times on school days and nonschool days, with after-school, Saturday, and during-the-day sessions the most popular options at traditional calendar schools. Analyses of the programs third-year results show that, overall, changes in both achievement growth and performance support the effectiveness of ALP and other assistance at grades 3 through 8. Five attachments contain descriptions of programs and results for high level growth schools. (Contains 36 figures and 3 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Supplementary Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.