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The purpose of this evaluation is to provide formative Information about selected Orange County Public Schools (CPS) dropout prevention and retrieval programs. The following seven alternative learning programs were evaluated: School-Within-a-School; Alternative Resource Elementary Classrooms; The Challenge Center; The Plaza Center; BETA and ACEPT (teenage pregnancy programs); New Horizons; and In-School Suspension. Data sources included contacts with program representatives, literature reviews, site observation, document analysis, and interviews with teachers, administrators, students, occupation-placement specialists, and counselors. Participants were asked 13 questions regarding program goals and objectives, operational guidelines, staff development, collaboration, assessment, critical components and issues, program environment, and reporting procedures. Findings indicate that the programs met or exceeded the Florida Department of Education outcome objectives. Five tables and one figure are included. (LMI)

Descriptors: Continuation Students, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, High School Equivalency Programs, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Secondary Education, Special Needs Students, State Standards











Author: Fardig, Diane

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12208&id=ED357493



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