ERIC Number: ED219488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
George Washington High School: A Vitalized Transitional Program for Bilingual School Students. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
The Vitalized Transitional Program for Bilingual School Students at George Washington High School in New York City provides instruction in English as a second language, native language arts, and bilingual courses (mathematics, science, social studies, and vocational courses) for Spanish-speaking high school students of limited English proficiency. The aim of the program is to assist students in making the transition to all-English instruction and in completing graduation requirements. This report on the program as it was implemented in 1980-81 describes the program setting; student characteristics; program organization; student placement; instructional services; non-instructional activities (curriculum development, staff development, supportive services, and community involvement); program implementation; and program evaluation. Evaluation indicates that: (1) participants mastered English syntax objectives in accordance with program goals; (2) achievement in mathematics, science, and social studies courses varied; (3) achievement levels in native language and vocational courses were generally above the criterion level; (4) program attendance was significantly better than school-wide attendance; and (5) several program participants received academic honors and scholarships. Recommendations for program improvement are presented. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Social Studies, Spanish Speaking, Transitional Programs, 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; New York City Board of Education
Note: For related document see ED 209 278. Partial funding from Chapter 720 of the New York State Laws.