ERIC Number: ED213780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Title VII Computer Assisted Spanish English Transition (CASETS) Project, 1980-81.
Rutherford, William B.; Almaguer, Ted O.
This report evaluates the first year of a project implemented in the Dallas (Texas) Independent School District for the purpose of improving English language skills of limited English speakers (LEPs) through the use of their native language (Spanish) and computer-assisted instruction. The achievement scores and gains of LEP and non LEP seventh and eighth graders on the Spanish and English versions of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Parallel Form Social Studies Test are analyzed. It is reported that LEP students gained fifteen months on the vocabulary section and nine months on the language section of the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, as compared to nine months on both sections for non LEP students. The report also states that the intended objective was attained on the Spanish form of the Social Studies Test. It is noted, however, that all other forms taken by LEP and non LEP students failed to demonstrate that students had reached the stated objective. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dallas Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Bilingual Programs; Dallas Independent School District TX; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Limited English Speaking