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ERIC Number: EJ787632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0193-841X
Mixed Results in a Transitional Planning Program for Alternative School Students
Wolf, Elaine M.; Wolf, Douglas A.
Evaluation Review, v32 n2 p187-215 2008
Disciplinary alternative schools have a reputation as gateways to the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The authors conducted an evaluation of an intervention (Strategies for Success) designed to divert seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade alternative school students from this gateway. They used propensity score matching and a multivariate random effects model to estimate program impacts and found that the program not only increased attendance rates, at least in the short term, but also increased the likelihood of reassignment to alternative schools. The discussion focuses on possible reasons and solutions for high rates of return to alternative school and for the erosion of program effects. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A