Perceptions of the effectiveness of the Alternative Program in Maury County
The purpose of this research was to study the perceptions of the effectiveness of the Alternative Program in Maury County as measured by school climate. All students assigned to the Alternative Program in Maury County from July 2005 through December 2006 were asked to participate in the study. One hundred twenty eight students in grades 6–12 completed the National Study of School Evaluation for Students. One hundred one staff members (teachers and administrators) from the secondary schools, the Alternative Program and the Central Office completed the National Study of School Evaluation for Teachers. There were not perceived differences in the effectiveness of the program, with no statistical significance on 7 of 8 null hypotheses (p > .05), yet information was gathered that will be used to improve communication within the school system about the alternative program. Conclusions drawn from the study were that staff throughout the school system has little information about the alternative program, its purpose and strategies. Staff development programs will be developed to educate school system employees on the behavior program, instructional strategies and purpose of the program.
School administration|Secondary education
Janet C Hanvy,
"Perceptions of the effectiveness of the Alternative Program in Maury County"
ETD Collection for Tennessee State University.