ERIC Number: ED253373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Quality of Basic Bilingual Instructional Services to K-3 Hispanic Children in West Texas. Final Evaluation Report 1983-84.
Askins, B. E.; Yarbrough, D. W.
Initiated in the 1981-82 school year, this three-year project was designed to organize and operate a bilingual education cooperative to provide financial and technical assistance to three school districts in their efforts to provide higher quality bilingual instructional services to approximately 190 Mexican American students. The three project schools were located in the public school districts of Plainview, Olton, and Petersburg, Texas. The project's overall goal was to assist limited English proficiency (LEP) children to acquire and/or improve their English skills and, using bilingual methodology and materials, to facilitate and expedite writing and content area concepts to the extent necessary to insure academic success in the regular school program. Four specific objectives developed for the 1983-84 school year pertained to student achievement, teachers and aides, increased involvement by the Parent Advisory Committee, and development of a unique bilingual curriculum guide. The external evaluation design for 1983-84, the project's final year of operation, focused on the perceived effectiveness of the project personnel and the project's specific objectives, overall impact, and overall goal. All objectives were satisfactorily achieved, except for the effectiveness of the Parent Advisory Committee and degree of parental involvement. The project did have a positive impact on participating students. Five specific program recommendations conclude the report. (Author/NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Askins (B.E.) and Associates, Lubbock, TX.; Education Service Center Region 17, Lubbock, TX.
Identifiers: Parent Advisory Committees; Texas (West)