New Report on Integrated Student Services
Posted by on September 8, 2008
Findings support ‘integrated student services’
A model for providing “integrated student services,” advanced by Communities In Schools, a nonprofit group devoted to dropout prevention, has been shown to yield more positive educational outcomes than services offered in an uncoordinated manner. The conclusion comes from initial results at the midpoint of a five-year longitudinal study by ICF International, a global consulting and research firm. The Communities In Schools model includes services such as tutoring, mentoring, after-school programs, career development, financial literacy, community service, and life-skills development — all of which are coordinated through a single point of contact at a school. The initial findings come from a comparative analysis of more than 1,200 schools, half of which used the integrated model and half of which did not.
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