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State-Funded Mentoring Program Performance Mixed; Take Stock and Best Buddies Do Well, Report No. 11-11, March 2011
 
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  • The Legislature appropriated $10 million for Fiscal Year 2010-11 to six mentoring programs intended to help K-12 students enhance their social, life, and/or academic skills. These programs served over 28,000 students during the past year. Although there is some overlap, the programs generally vary in structure, portion of budget supported by state appropriations, and primary focus.
  • Students who participated in two programs (Best Buddies and Take Stock in Children) outperformed comparison groups of similar students in three or more performance areas by achieving better academic and behavioral outcomes, such as reading at grade level and having few disciplinary incidents. Results for the remaining programs were mixed, with students exceeding the performance of peers in some areas but performing comparably or lower in other areas.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Remedial and Supplemental Instruction
School Improvement, Assessment, and Accountability
Federal Title I Programs
Education System

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