ERIC Number: ED162524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Evaluation of the ESEA Title VII Spanish/English Bilingual Education Program: Overview of Findings.
Danoff, Malcolm N.
This paper presents an overview of the impact of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title VII Spanish/English bilingual program. Student, teacher, and project data were collected in 38 projects in their fourth or fifth year of funding, along with data from non-Title VII comparison schools. The research design of this national study is discussed, as are major findings related to project and student characteristics. Less than a third of the Title VII students were classified as of limited English-speaking ability. Almost all of the projects were maintenance bilingual programs rather than transitional ones, as mandated by Title VII legislation. The evaluation is divided into six sections: (1) types of students served by Title VII projects in the study; (2) educational goals of Title VII projects in the study; (3) costs associated with the Title VII bilingual project schools and non-Title VII schools for 1975-76; (4) characteristics of teachers and teacher aides in Title VII projects; (5) impact of Title VII program on student achievement and attitudes; and (6) relationship between (a) gains in student achievement and attitudes and (b) classroom procedures, classroom environment, and teaching staff characteristics. (Author/NCR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Language Maintenance, Language Proficiency, Language Programs, Minority Groups, National Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII