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NCJ Number: 149458 Find in a Library
Title: Programs for At-Risk Students: A Guide to Evaluation
Author(s): R G O'Sullivan; C V Tennant
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: Corwin Press, Inc.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-6043-3
Sale Source: Corwin Press, Inc.
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide is designed to school personnel working with school- and community-based programs serving at-risk students in preschool grades through high school. Programs described here range from dropout prevention to academic reinforcement for students at risk of school failure.
Abstract: This booklet provides six specific examples of how school personnel might evaluate components of these programs, including students' needs assessment, identification of students for program participation, evaluation of the program's efficacy in improving students' attitudes toward school, individualized instruction, the use of written questionnaires by school staff, and parent involvement in the program. Each vignette contains a description of the program setting and an evaluation focus, a discussion of alternative evaluation strategies, a description of information collection techniques, an analysis and summary of the information collected, and an interpretation of how evaluation results might be used.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Children at risk; Program evaluation; Schools
Note: Essential Tools for Educators: The Program Evaluation Guides for Schools
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