ERIC Number: ED218399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Sarah J. Hale High School Project Become. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
This report describes and evaluates a project that provided instructional and supportive services to Hispanic and Haitian high school students in 1980-81. Project Become at Sarah J. Hale High School in New York City offered social studies, mathematics, and science subjects in Spanish and French Creole, vocational and career courses, and a work study program as well as counseling services and opportunities for parent/community involvement. The report describes the program participants, program structure and organization, implementation of instructional and non-instructional components, and program assessment. Evaluation results indicate that: 1) both Hispanic and Haitian students achieved good rates of mastery of the objectives in a test of English syntax; 2) some gains were made in English reading; 3) bilingual students generally achieved passing rates in the content areas that exceeded the passing rates of mainstream students in comparable classes; 4) passing rates in native language courses and business/vocational courses were generally high; 5) students who took city-wide social studies and reading tests achieved overall passing rates of over 85 percent; and 6) participants' attendance rates were higher than the overall rate for mainstream students. The report concludes with recommendations for program improvement. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Haitians, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics, Native Language Instruction, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish, Student Characteristics, Vocational 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; French Creole; New York City Board of Education