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ERIC Number: ED191978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Effective Transition of the Bilingual and Bicultural Student. Thomas Jefferson High School. Final Evaluation Report, 1978-1979.
Irizarry, Ruddie A.; And Others
The Effective Transition of the Bilingual and Bicultural Student program was funded to offer academic subjects bilingually in grades 9-12, to train staff to carry out program goals, and to provide supportive services to program students. The program offered instruction in English as a Second Language, native language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics. Curriculum and materials development and parental involvement formed additional program components. The program was evaluated using student achievement data from criterion referenced tests and evaluator observations. Achievement data indicate (1) English as a Second Language students mastered an average of 43% of the objectives attempted, (2) 83-100% passed examinations in native language arts, (3) 70-100% passed examinations in mathematics, (4) 86-100% passed examinations in science, and (5) 70-100% passed examinations in social studies. Fifty-four to one hundred percent of the students involved in the program exceeded attendance criteria. The curriculum development and supportive services components were found to be strong and effective. The parental involvement program was found to be in need of expansion. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; New York (Brooklyn)