ERIC Number: ED371093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Acquisition of Learning by Facilitating Academics (Project ALFA). Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
This report assesses the Acquisition of Learning by Facilitating Academics (Project ALFA), which is designed to assist the academic progress of Haitian students at Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, New York. Project ALFA served a total of 62 students of limited English proficiency who had attended an English-speaking school system for less than 5 years. Participating students received instruction in English; native language arts; and content area subjects of mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science. The project also offered preoccupational training in health-related careers. The evaluation showed that ALFA met its objectives in English as a second language instruction, native language arts, American culture and citizenship, dropout prevention, career counseling, staff development, and parental involvement. The project was partially successful in meeting its content area objectives in science, social studies, and computer science, but not in mathematics. The project also failed to meet its objective for project students' attendance, which was not significantly higher than for mainstream students. Recommendations include increasing the number of students served by the project through greater promotional efforts and investigating additional instructional techniques to enhance skill acquisition in mathematics. Appendices contain a list of instructional materials for the various programs. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Haitians, High School Students, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Student Improvement
Office of Educational Research, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.
Identifiers: New York; Project ALFA NY