Texas TRIO project final evaluation report

Our team at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing led an evaluation of the Texas Trio Project on behalf of the Texas Education Agency. The team, comprised of Dr. Monica Faulkner, Dr. Beth Gerlach, and Laura Marra, MSSW, conducted a process evaluation, data sharing recommendations, training and technical assistance, and a survey of school district foster care liaisons.

The project sought to develop a state plan and protocol for education and foster care collaborations as well as implement a demonstration project in HISD. The project planned to strengthen court, education and child welfare connections to improve educational outcomes for foster youth.

Faulkner, M., Gerlach, B., & Marra, L.  (2013). Texas TRIO project final evaluation report prepared for the Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and the Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families.  Austin, TX: Child and Family Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin.