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ERIC Number: ED219486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 141
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Basic Trilingual Program for Flushing High School. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
The Basic Trilingual Program at Flushing High School in New York City is described in this report. As implemented in 1980-1981, the program aimed to help 250 Spanish- and Korean-speaking high school students (grades 9 through twelve) to make the transition to English by adopting a comprehensive instructional approach consisting of intensive instruction in English as a second language; native language instruction and bilingual instruction in content areas for the Spanish speaking; and E.S.L. (English as a Second Language) approaches in content areas for Korean-speaking students. The report describes the program setting, objectives, organization, and participants; implementation of instructional and non-instructional program components; and program evaluation. Evaluation results indicate that: (1) both Hispanic and Korean students achieved gains in mastery of English syntax objectives; (2) among Spanish-speaking students, passing rates in mathematics, science, and social studies were generally higher for those taught in bilingual versus those taught in mainstream classes; (3) Koreans tended to have higher passing rates than Spanish speakers; and (4) program attendance was generally better than school-wide attendance. The report also presents the results of a survey of students' attitudes concerning the kind of assistance they would like from the program; problems; factors influential in getting good grades; and participation in various school activities. Recommendations for program improvement are presented. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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: Bilingual Education Programs; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Limited English Speaking; New York City Board of Education