ERIC Number: ED367756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Capacity Building Special Alternatives Program Community School District 3. Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
The Capacity Building Alternatives Program, an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its first year of operation functioned at 8 schools, serving 139 students of limited English proficiency whose home language was Albanian, Chinese, Haitian, Polish, Russian, or Serbo-Croatian. Students targeted showed an achievement lag of more than one year in one or more content areas as measured by standardized achievement tests. The project provided English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction and content area instruction using an ESL methodology. Teacher staff development and parental participation were components of the program, and a number of activities included students and parents. The Capacity Building Special Alternatives Program met its objectives for English language development, mathematics, staff education, and using ESL content area-based instructional methodology. For lack of data, staff development in mathematics and parental involvement objectives in increased skill and knowledge and volunteerism were not evaluated. Increased evaluation data was a recommendation for program improvement. Five tables present evaluation findings. An appendix lists instructional materials used in the program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Low Income, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Standardized Tests, Teaching Methods
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Board of Education, 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: Capacity Building; Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Subject Content Knowledge