ERIC Number: ED334327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Resource Instruction for the Development of Gainful Employment Skills (Project BRIDGES). 1989-90 Final Evaluation Report.
This evaluation of the 1989-90 Bilingual Resource Instruction for the Development of Gainful Employment Skills (Project BRIDGES) in New York City found that the program met most of its objectives. Project BRIDGES, funded under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, provides the following services to at-risk limited-English-proficient (LEP) students: (1) English as a Second Language (ESL); (2) native language arts (NLA); (3) bilingual content area subjects; and (4) vocational education. The project also included curriculum development, ESL instruction for parents, and opportunities for staff to attend workshops and college courses. Evaluation information included student performance on the Language Assessment Battery (LAB) and attendance and dropout rates. The following conclusions are presented: (1) the project met its objectives for native language arts, bilingual content area subject instruction, attendance, and vocational education; (2) the project partially met its English as a Second Language and dropout prevention objectives; and (3) the project's strength was the provision of individualized instruction and vocational support services. Statistical data are presented in three tables. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; New York City Board of Education; Project BRIDGES NY