WWC Summary of Evidence for this Intervention

Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)

ALAS (Spanish for “wings”) is an intervention for middle and high school students that is designed to address student, school, family, and community factors that affect dropping out. Each student is assigned a counselor/mentor who monitors attendance, behavior, and academic achievement. The counselor/mentor provides feedback and coordinates interventions and resources to students, families, and teachers. Counselors/mentors also serve as advocates for students and intervene when problems are identified. Students are trained in problem-solving, self-control, and assertiveness skills. Parents are trained in parent-child problem solving, how to participate in school activities, and how to contact teachers and school administrators to address issues.

Reviewed Research

October 2006
 
Outcome
domain
Effectiveness
rating
Studies meeting standards Grades
examined
Students Improvement
index
Progressing in school Potentially positive effects 1 study meets standards 7-9 81
 
 
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Larson, K. A, & Rumberger, R. W. (1995) 7-9 81
 
 
19
Staying in school Potentially positive effects 1 study meets standards 7-9 94
 
 
42
Larson, K. A, & Rumberger, R. W. (1995) 7-9 94
 
 
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