ERIC Number: ED223651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of a Dual Bilingual Program: English-Spanish and English-Southeast Asian Languages.
Wheeler, George; And Others
An external evaluation of the Title VII Bilingual Education Program was designed to: (1) gather a subjective assessment from personnel working with the program; (2) observe classroom teaching and activities utilized in bilingual instruction; and (3) measure differences in levels of achievement. The instructional personnel appear to accept the philosophy of and need for a transitional bilingual program. There is a utilization of a variety of teaching materials: films, rhymes, visual aids, etc. The method of instruction is individual and group repetition. Over all, the program at all schools shows some progress although it is relatively new in existence. A pre- and post-administration of the Metropolitan Readiness Test, and the analysis of the Language Assessment Scales (LAS) indicated a statistically significant impact on language, on reading readiness development, and on developing communicative skills in both English and Spanish. The LAS was used to measure the existing or entering English Skills of the Southeast Asian Children. The statistical analysis at the end of the school year indicated a significant improvement in their English language skills. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Clovis Public Schools, NM.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Southeast Asian Languages; Southeast Asians
Note: Report prepared by Educational Research and Consulting Associates.