ERIC Number: ED347238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: 0
Project DATA-TECH. 1990-91 Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
An evaluation was done of New York City Public Schools' Project DATA-TECH, which served limited English proficient high school students interested in computer-aided drafting (CAD) and cosmetology programs. The program served 190 students at Sara J. Hale High School in Brooklyn, of whom 89.5 percent were eligible for the Free Lunch Program and most spoke Spanish or Haitian Creole. Participating students majored in either CAD or cosmetology while receiving instruction in English as a Second Language, native language arts, and bilingual content area subjects. The project provided non-instructional services in the areas of guidance, family assistance, extracurricular activities, and job placement. It featured an Executive Internship Program as well as activities for staff development and parental involvement. Evaluation of the program was based on demographic data, citywide student test scores, and interviews with and surveys of the program director. Project DATA-TECH was fully implemented; and it gave students the opportunity to progress academically, develop marketable skills, and achieve optimum proficiency in English and native languages. One appendix summarizes the data collection and analysis procedures. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Haitians, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Profiles, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Urban Schools
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
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: Language Minorities; New York City Board of Education; Project Data Tech NY