ERIC Number: ED347735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Academics for Special Education Students (Project BASES) 1990-91. Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
The Bilingual Academics for Special Education Students project (Project BASES) in its first year served 76 Spanish-speaking students with limited English proficiency and emotional disturbances. The New York City Public Schools program, serving students aged 10 to 14, used an Integrative Linguistic Model to weigh students' academic and linguistic abilities for placement. The project's main feature was the integration of all subject areas around computer instruction. Computers were used to reinforce reading, writing, and mathematics skills through individualized programs, and to enhance students' social skills and self-esteem through writing, desktop publishing, and small group projects. One important limitation was the lack of funded staff. This evaluation study concludes that students received intensive instruction in English as a Second Language, Native Language Arts, and content area subjects reinforced by state-of-the-art computer software. The report discusses staffing, project implementation, and outcomes by individual objectives. An appendix describes data collection and analysis procedures. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Bilingual Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Emotional Disturbances, English (Second Language), Intermediate Grades, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Student Placement
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston St., 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: New York City Board of Education; Project BASES NY
Note: Prepared by the Bilingual, Multicultural, and Early Childhood Evaluation Unit.