ERIC Number: ED247333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
South Bronx High School, Project CASS. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1982-1983.
Velazquez, Clara; Schulman, Robert
Project CASS (Career Awareness/Survival Skills) in its first year of a two-year funding cycle provided English as a second language (ESL) and native language instruction, as well as bilingual instruction in mathematics, science, history and economics, to 250 low income, Spanish speaking students at South Bronx High School. The program's primary goal was to prepare students both linguistically and academically for the occupational world in the shortest time possible. To this end, students were provided with language instruction and with opportunities to develop those survival skills necessary for obtaining employment and being financially self-supporting. Program activities and services (provided with Title VII, Chapter 1, tax-levy, and Module 5B funds) included curriculum materials development, peer tutoring, personal and vocational guidance, and staff development efforts. Parent involvement in Project CASS was limited. Quantitative analysis of student achievement indicated that in ESL and native language studies, participants achieved program objectives. The objective of a 65 percent passing rate in mathematics, science and social studies was achieved only by 10th grade science students in the fall and spring, and 11th grade science students in the fall. No data were provided in the area of career awareness. (GC)
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 (Bronx)
Note: Prepared by the O.E.E. Bilingual Education Evaluation Unit.