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In 1992, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Education joined together to create a high school program aimed at encouraging at-risk youth to remain in school until graduation. The program is a marriage of the defense-sponsored Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program and a comprehensive high school reform initiative referred to as career academies. This report grew out of the sponsors’ interest in tracking the implementation of the program both as a means to improve it and to expand it to additional sites. The researchers found that: the JROTC career academies made fair progress toward implementation of the model; reforms in instructional practices developed more slowly than structural reforms; school leadership played a major role in successful implementation; lack of formal agreements between program sponsors and the school districts and between the districts and the schools hindered implementation from the outset; lack of expenditure guidelines hindered long-term program sustainment.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One

    Introduction

  • Chapter Two

    JROTC and Career Academies

  • Chapter Three

    Inaugurating the JROTC Career Academies

  • Chapter Four

    Research Goals, Framework, and Design

  • Chapter Five

    Status of Implementation

  • Chapter Six

    Factors Affecting Implementation

  • Chapter Seven

    Conclusions and Recommendations

  • Appendix A

    Profiles of Participating Districts and Schools

  • Appendix B

    Implementation Progress by Component and Year

The research described in this report was performed under the auspices of RAND's National Security Research Division.

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