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Evaluation of Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program
School Board of Osceola County, Florida (2009-11)


EPI will evaluate the Innovative Support for Transitions and Educational Preparation (I-STEP), a School Board of Osceola County, Florida program supported by an Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program grant award from the US Department of Education. This pilot project, implemented at four high schools and their feeder schools, provides transitional supports to reduce 8th and 9th grade retentions and increase the number of students who pass the FCAT in the 10th grade. As part of its evaluation, EPI will collect, analyze, and report data on program implementation and impact, including the effectiveness of I-STEP strategies to meet program goals and benchmarks.