ERIC Number: ED219494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Theodore Roosevelt High School. Project SUCCESS: Striving Upward through College and Career Education for Spanish Speakers. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
Project SUCCESS, a combined bilingual education and college/career orientation program for Spanish speaking and Asian high school students of limited English proficiency, is described in this report. Located at Theodore Roosevelt High School in New York City, the program, in 1980-81, provided courses in English as a second language, English reading, native language arts, and bilingual mathematics, social studies and science; maintained a Dropout Prevention Clinic (DPC) which offered instruction and guidance to Spanish speaking ninth graders identified as potential dropouts; operated a High School Equivalency Program (HSE) to prepare Spanish speaking and Asian students who were average or had dropped out to take the General Equivalency Diploma examination; and provided college/career orientation services for program participants. The report describes the project background and organization; participant characteristics; instructional services; non-instructional activities; program implementation; and program evaluation. Evaluation results indicate (1) generally favorable student performance on tests of English syntax, with HSE and DPC students performing extremely well; (2) significant improvements in native language reading achievement among Spanish speaking students; (3) generally high success rates in different subject areas; (4) a program attendance rate that was better than the school-wide attendance rate; and (5) positive student attitudes toward the program. The report recommends program expansion to serve more students and provide more services. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Planning, Dropout Prevention, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Transitional Programs, Vietnamese
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: Partial funding from Chapter 720 of the New York State Laws of 1973.