ERIC Number: ED245038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Flushing High School, A Basic Trilingual Program. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1982-1983.
Inman, Deborah; Schulman, Robert
In 1982-83, the Basic Trilingual Program at Flushing High School in Queens, New York, provided instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) in 185 Hispanic and 51 Korean students of limited English proficiency in grades 9-12. The Hispanic students attended native language classes and bilingual courses in social studies, math, science, art, music, and typing. The Korean students attended ESL classes, a civics course for new Americans (which incorporated native language studies through class and homework assignments), and mainstream academic courses. A major program goal was the acquisition of enough English for full mainstreaming. Quantitative analysis of student achievement in English language development, however, was difficult because program objectives in this area were vaguely worded. It was found that (1) gains in New York City reading and math tests were not significant; (2) passing rates in content areas declined from fall to spring; (3) the overall passing rate of Hispanic students in native language studies exceeded 90 percent; and (4) program attendance rates were significantly higher than general school attendance rates. In addition, existing curricular materials were translated and adapted to supplement courses developed during the project's first year, and appropriate supportive services, staff development activities, and parent participation were maintained during the year. Overall, the program was effective and efficiently implemented, resulting in a supportive learning environment for students. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: Basic Trilingual Program NY; New York (Queens)
Note: Published by the O.E.E. Bilingual Education Evaluation Unit; For related documents, see ED 219 486 and ED 229 495.