ERIC Number: ED245043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Project BACIS. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1982-1983.
Villegas, Jose; And Others
Project BACIS, a multi-site program in its first year of funding, provided instructional, resource, and supportive assistance to approximately 270 students of limited English proficiency in three New York City high schools. The project, which served recent immigrants from Cambodia, Vietnam, and Haiti, had as its primary stated goal "the promotion of bilingual excellence among new immigrants." Title VII funds supported administrative and support services staff. At each site, students received instruction in ESL and, when possible, bilingual instruction in science, social studies, and mathematics. Supportive services provided to students included academic, personal, and vocational counseling, contact with families, and referrals to outside services. Development activities for staff members consisted of training by the project director and attendance at conferences and university courses. In addition, some sites were able to offer ESL or high school equivalency classes for parents. Quantitative analysis of student achievement indicated that Project BACIS adequately met its instructional objectives during its first year of operation. The stated objective regarding students' attitudes toward their cultural heritage and continued education (beyond high school) was not met; validity and reliability of the program-developed attitude assessment instrument, however, may be responsible for this finding. Finally, the attendance rate of program students at all three sites was higher than the overall attendance rate for each school. Appendices include questionnaires in French, Cambodian, and Vietnamese regarding future education and cultural attitudes. (GC)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Achievement Gains, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, Cambodians, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Haitians, High Schools, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Self Concept, Urban Schools, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: New York (New York); Project BACIS NY
Note: Published by the O.E.E. Bilingual Education Evaluation Unit.