ERIC Number: ED347239
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Reduction through Employment Achievement and Motivation (Project DREAM). 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' Dropout Reduction through Employment, Achievement, and Motivation Program (Project DREAM), which served poor Spanish-speaking immigrant high school students. The program operated at South Bronx High School serving 444 mostly immigrant students of limited English proficiency. The program offered English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and bilingual instruction in content areas. A program strength was small class size. Two guidance counselors, a case manager, and a community-based organization provided services to participants. Evaluation of the program was based on demographic data, citywide student test scores, and interviews with and surveys of the program director. Project DREAM was fully implemented; and it met its objective for NLA, career education, attendance, staff development, and parental involvement. It met one of two ESL objectives and two of three content area objectives. In addition, parental involvement was found to be low and in need of strengthening. Two appendices summarize the data collection and analysis methods and list instructional materials. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), 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 DREAM NY