ERIC Number: ED251500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Accomplishment Patterns of Asian/Pacific Islander Elementary Students.
The performance patterns of about 13,000 Asian/Pacific Islander (API) students in mathematics, written composition, and reading in grades 1 through 6 were examined. Student information was obtained through the Los Angeles Unified School District's data base for the Survey of Essential Skills (May 1982). Predominantly English-speaking, the students represented many subgroups (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Samoan, etc.). The exploratory analysis identified manipulable variables of classroom instruction that affect the schooling achievement of API students, such as the amount of time spent using grade-level instructional materials, the "thickness" or "thinness" of lesson space devoted to particular skill areas, the placement of instruction in the curriculum sequence, and the relative complexity of the skill area concepts. Implications for improved instruction for all students are discussed. Numerous line graphs illustrate skill area patterns. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, Los Alamitos, CA.