ERIC Number: ED218398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Project Esperanza. E.S.E.A. Title VII Annual Evaluation Report, 1980-81.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
An evaluation is presented in this report of Project Esperanza, which provided supplemental instruction, materials development, staff training, resource assistance, and outreach services to support the special education program for handicapped Spanish speaking pupils with limited English proficiency in New York City. In 1980-81, the program provided instruction in Spanish and English reading, oral English proficiency, mathematics, and the cultural heritage. Program evaluation showed that: 1) all the program objectives for pupil achievement were met: 2) high school students demonstrated larger gains in Spanish reading, mathematics, and cultural heritage, but also had higher truancy rates than middle or elementary school students; 3) elementary school students showed larger gains in oral English proficiency than middle and high school students; 4) teacher training objectives were attained; and 5) some degree of parent participation was achieved. Recommendations for program improvement included increasing the number of resource specialists; developing appropriate materials; and more teacher training on the effects of code switching. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Reading, Spanish Speaking, Special Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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; New York City Board of Education