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ERIC Number: EJ1061750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Dropout Prevention Intervention with Secondary Students: A Pilot Study of Project GOAL
Wexler, Jade; Pyle, Nicole; Fall, Anna Maria
Preventing School Failure, v59 n3 p142-152 2015
Project GOAL is a systematic dropout prevention model including individual and peer-mediated group interventions for at-risk students. This article provides an overview of the Project GOAL model and describes a 2-year experimental pilot study of Project GOAL with a cohort of eighth-and ninth-grade students in a low-income school district in the southwest United States. Qualifying eighth-grade students (n = 94) in one middle school were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: Project GOAL or a business-as-usual control. Preliminary program outcomes include an increase in educational expectations for Project GOAL students but a decline in their view of school's relevance. The authors provide key insights into effective school-level implementation for settings that embrace a long-term commitment to change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324B080008