ERIC Number: ED235239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of a Bilingual Program with Bilingual Paraprofessionals Serving as the Primary Instructional Personnel, 1982-83.
Wheeler, George; And Others
An external evaluation of the Title VII Bilingual Education Project was designed to: (1) gather a subjective assessment from personnel working with the project; (2) observe classroom teaching and activities utilized in bilingual instruction; and (3) to measure differences in levels of achievement on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) between pre- and post-tests and to measure language proficiency on the Language Assessment Scale (LAS) between pre- and post-tests. There is general agreement that the project is operating more smoothly and effectively than during the previous two years. The instructional objectives and the use of English, Spanish and/or Southeast Asian languages are being met. Pre- and post-test comparisons of the CTBS and the LAS reveal the treatment had significant impact on language skills, on reading readiness, and on developing communicative skills in both Spanish and English. The English portion of the LAS revealed progress between pre- and post-testing in language for Southeast Asian participants. They were not administered a language proficiency test in their home language. Although the Southeast Asian students progressed in English, it was decided that their level of proficiency in English was less than adequate for testing with the CTBS. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Educational Research and Consulting Associates, Portales, NM.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act Title VII 1968; Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills; Language Assessment Scales (De Avila and Duncan)