ERIC Number: ED200703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Vitalized Transitional Program for Bilingual High School Students, George Washington High School. ESEA Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1979-1980.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
During the 1979-1980 school year, the George Washington High School Bilingual Program served 310 ninth and tenth grade Spanish speaking students whose command of English was severely limited. The students received intensive instruction in English as a Second Language and content area instruction in Spanish. Additional program components included supportive services, staff development, parental involvement, curriculum development, and extracurricular activities. Evaluation of the program was accomplished through a comparison of outcomes to objectives. It was found that: (1) students mastered more objectives per month in English as a Second Language than were expected by program criteria; (2) students demonstrated statistically significant gains in Spanish reading achievement; (3) in the content areas, most groups of students achieved the criterion in mathematics, no groups achieved the criterion in science, only tenth grade groups reached the criterion in social studies, and all groups exceeded the expected criterion in language arts; (4) curriculum development objectives were met successfully; (5) inservice programs were held for teachers; and (6) increasing numbers of parents participated in school activities. (MK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Non English Speaking, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Spanish Speaking, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Limited English Speaking; New York (New York)
Note: Appendix E, "Bilingual Program Newsletter," has been deleted because of poor reproduction quality. For related documents see UD 021 356, UD 021 358, UD 021 360, UD 021 362-363, UD 021 368, and UD 021 383.