ERIC Number: ED196257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Bilingual Education. Special Bulletin No. 2.
School Information and Research Service, Olympia, WA.
This is a report on a research project which developed an evaluative model for a Kindergarten through Grade 2 bilingual education program in the Prosser School District in the state of Washington, a program that had been in operation for three years. The report is divided as follows: (1) background information on the program; (2) a summary of the project goals; (3) the model of classroom instruction; (4) a general summary of the gains in language proficiency among the groups evaluated; (5) the groups tested; (6) the characteristics of the evaluative model, a "norm-referenced model"; (7) results of the analyses; and (8) recommendations. The groups tested were currently enrolled second, third and fourth grade Hispanic and non-Hispanic students. The results are organized according to the three basic skill areas: reading, language arts and mathematics. Results indicated gains in all groups in reading and language arts achievement. Hispanic students showed little or no gain in mathematical achievement; all groups of non-Hispanic students did show progress in mathematical achievement. The recommendation was that the district should continue the project and seriously consider extending it upward. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School Information and Research Service, Olympia, WA.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Washington (Prosser)