Evaluation of the Texas School Dropout Prevention and Reentry Program Grants: Final Report
This final report, written by WestEd’s Jaclyn Tejwani, Valentin Pedroza, and Jodie Hoffman, presents to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) a description of the activities and results of the evaluation of the Texas School Dropout Prevention and Reentry Program (TSDPRP) grants. TSDPRP is a comprehensive effort to reduce the dropout rate in Texas and improve student outcomes.
Three tasks comprise the TSDPRP evaluation:
- Impact of the Expansion of the Communities In Schools (CIS) Case Management Model
- Assessment of the Dropout Recovery Resource Guide
- Impact of the statewide training of education professionals
This report features an introduction that provides background information on the dropout problem, TSDPRP, the evaluation plan, and a summary of findings from the first year of the evaluation. Following this is a presentation of program objectives, evaluation objectives, data collection methods, data analyses, and findings as they relate to each TSDPRP task. To conclude, the report presents key findings and recommendations, organized by evaluation question.
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