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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241919     Find in a Library
  Title: Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs Performance Assessment Report, School Year 2010-2011
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: Texas Juvenile Justice Department
United States of America
  Date Published: 05/2012
  Page Count: 102
  Annotation: This report presents the findings and methodology of the performance assessment for the Texas juvenile justice alternative education programs (JJAEP), which provide educational services to expelled youth.
  Abstract: The Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) determined that JJAEPs have continued to show improved performance in several areas each year, including improved passing rates on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), growth in reading and math, and improved school attendance and behavior upon return to their home schools. Data are provided on the size and characteristics of the JJAEP student population, the average length of stay, pre- and post-testing, behavioral improvement, and the cost of operation. An important part of this report profiles the strategic elements that facilitate the agency’s ability to partner with local governments toward increasing the effectiveness and improving JJAEP services for youth participating in these alternative education settings. This report provides a general overview of the program and related statutory requirements, as well as a discussion of program elements and indepth statistical analysis of JJAEP programs, taking into consideration the various components and differing structure of individual programs. Comparisons are offered for the current school year as well as comparisons to previous years. Extensive tables and figures and 7 appendixes with supplementary data and information
  Main Term(s): Juvenile educational services
  Index Term(s): Problem behavior ; Alternative schools ; Services effectiveness ; School maladjustment ; Texas ; Performance Measures
  Sale Source: Texas Juvenile Justice Department
4900 North Lamar Boulevard
P.O. Box 12757
Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description ; Program/Project Evaluation
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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