ERIC Number: ED477178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education: Draft of Proposed Standards and Indicators of Quality McKinney-Vento Programs.
Hamann, Sue, Comp.; Mooney, Kathleen, Comp.; Vrooman, Cheryl, Comp.
This paper examines ways to measure the effectiveness of McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Programs. It is the result of a work group that developed standards and indicators of quality, that identified data-collection tools and strategies to determine the extent to which the programs are meeting the standards and indicators, and that created technical-assistance tools to help local coordinators evaluate their programs. The work group established five standards and indicators of quality. Standard 1, which addresses the need for immediate school enrollment, arose from the realization that youth experiencing homelessness are often denied enrollment. Standard 2 states that children and youth experiencing homelessness must have stability in school, which arises from continuity and school success. The third standard requires homeless children and youth to receive specialized services when eligible, whereas standard 4 addresses the need for parents and guardians to participate meaningfully in their charges' education. The fifth standard focuses on the importance of academic achievement as such achievement is related to economic well-being. It states the need for children and youth in grades 3-12 to meet their states' academic standards. Appendices include definitions, standards and indicators, and evaluation tools. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Homeless People, Models, Standards, Transitional Programs
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 915 Northridge St., 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27403. Tel: 336-315-7400; Tel: 800-755-3277 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-315-7457; Web site: http://www.serve.org/nche.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education, Greensboro, NC.
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