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ERIC Number: ED191980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Fort Hamilton High School Greek, Arabic and Spanish (GRASP) Bilingual Program, ESEA Title VII. Final Evaluation Report, 1978-1979.
Irizarry, Ruddie A.; And Others
The Fort Hamilton High School Greek, Arabic, and Spanish Bilingual Program (GRASP) served 200 Brooklyn, New York, students found to have limited proficiency in English. Students received instruction in English as a Second Language or remedial English, native language arts (except Arabic), and native language instruction in science, social studies, and mathematics. Additional program components included curriculum development, teacher training, supportive services, parental involvement, and mainstreaming with English speaking peers. Program evaluation was completed using student achievement data from norm and criterion referenced tests and evaluator observations. Achievement data indicated that (1) students on most levels made significant gains in reading English, (2) most students achieved program goals in native language arts, (3) substantial percentages of students achieved course expectations in mathematics, and (4) most students mastered program objectives in science and social studies. Attendance figures indicated that GRASP students surpassed the school wide attendance rates. Other program components were found to be successful. Recommendations for future program implementation are included. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
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 VII; New York (Brooklyn)