ERIC Number: ED064459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Final Evaluation Report of the 1970-1971 New Haven Bilingual Education Program.
Cohen, Bernard; And Others
This final evaluation report of the 1970-71 New Haven Bilingual Education Program's effectiveness in the various areas of instruction is a presentation of analyses of data gathered on student performance in oral language proficiency (English only), reading comprehension (English only), mathematics, and student self concept (administered in the dominant language only)--the students having been pre- and post-tested in these areas. The document presents only an assessment of the program's effectiveness insofar as achievement of product objectives (behavioral changes in students and other participants) is concerned, the processes or procedures used to achieve various program products having been assessed in an earlier report, the Interim Evaluation Report. Among the findings were: (i) teachers felt that the learning of a second language for Anglos was enough of an advantage to the students to include them as participants of the ESEA Title VII program--and the evaluators felt that the program must enhance its efforts in this area; (ii) analyses of sociometric data did not yield clearly discernable results--it being not possible to argue that the program had generally improved mixing between Puerto Rican and Anglo children; (iii) in word knowledge, reading, and mathematics, it was found that the program classes showed a positive and, in many cases, significant growth; and, (iv) in general, there was no significant difference between the program and control children on T-tests done on scores for self concept. (Author/RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Dunlap and Associates, Inc., Darien, CT.
Authoring Institution: New Haven Public Schools, CT.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Connecticut (New Haven)