ERIC Number: ED186556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Community School District 20K, Non Public School Bilingual Program, Title I--5071-91626. Final Evaluation Report, 1978-79.
A bilingual Title I program conducted for 251 Yiddish speaking students in grades 1-8 is evaluated in this report. The objectives of the program, which operated in six Yeshivas in Brooklyn, New York's District 20, are outlined. Staffing instructional patterns, student eligibility and participation, and student achievement evaluation procedures are described. A statistically significant improvement in language achievement is reported for all eight grades, although greatest gains are shown to have occurred among students in the lower grades. This is attributed to the more frequent instruction (minimum three days per week) provided to these students. Also commented upon in the report are the quality of instructional services provided by the bilingual teachers and paraprofessionals, the provision of inservice staff training, and the public availability of information regarding the Title I bilingual program. Based upon the evaluation, it is recommended that this program be recycled. Also presented is a series of recommendations regarding administrative procedures, evaluation instruments employed, the coordination of the bilingual program with other Title I services, and frequency of instruction. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community School District 20, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (Brooklyn)