ERIC Number: ED206782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Report for the District 30 Title VII Bilingual Program, 1980-1981.
Rex, Buck R.
This is an evaluation report on a Title VII bilingual program that was conducted in Community School District 30, Queens, in New York City during 1980-81. The report states that the program served pupils of limited English capacity whose native languages were Greek, Chinese, Italian, and Spanish. The program's goals, activities and structure are described, and the texts used for each language group are listed. Program objectives which are evaluated include progress in oral language proficiency in English, native language proficiency, and mathematics, science, and social studies proficiency. It was expected that 60 percent of the students would progress beyond what could be expected without the program. Test scores show student achievement met these objectives. The report provides analysis of classroom environment in a section devoted to on-site observations. In addition, various staff development efforts are outlined, and the involvement of parents in language workshops and general school activities is discussed. The report judges the district's program to be highly successful and states that all proposed goals have been achieved. Several recommendations for program improvement conclude the evaluation. (APM)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education, Chinese Americans, Class Organization, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Greek Americans, Hispanic Americans, Italian Americans, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Teaching Methods, Textbook Selection
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community School District 30, Queens, NY.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1968; New York (Queens)
Note: For a related document see ED 191 971.