ERIC Number: ED370402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Special Competition Bilingual Enrichment Academic Russian Program. Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
Special Competition Bilingual Enrichment Academic Russian Program is a federally-funded program that served 623 native Russian-speaking, limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in nine public and two private high schools in New York City in 1992-93, its first year of operation. Students received instruction in English as a second language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), mathematics, science, social studies, and business skills. Staff development and parental involvement and educational activities were also important program components. The program met all objectives in ESL, NLA, student performance on state competency and achievement tests, mathematics, science, social studies, business, career awareness, attitudes toward the Russian language, attendance, and parental involvement. Recommendations for program improvement include: exploration of additional techniques to increase student subject area skills at selected sites, possibly by augmenting peer and paraprofessional tutoring and through computer instruction; development of ties with business and community organizations and enlist their support; and holding parent involvement activities at locations and times more convenient for parents. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Bilingual Education Programs, Business Education, Career Awareness, English (Second Language), High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Attitudes, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Russian, Scheduling, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies, Staff Development, Standardized Tests, State Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: New York City Board of Education