ERIC Number: ED394287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
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Accelerating English Language and Academic Achievement through an After-School Enhancement Program.
Moore, Rock D.
This study investigated the effectiveness of an after-school program to improve and accelerate the academic achievement and English oral language proficiency of limited-English-proficient (LEP) fifth-grade children at one school. The program offered one hour of after-school academic instruction in sheltered English to Hispanic students; from these, an experimental group of 30 was established. Instruction was designed to expand on students' existing knowledge and experience, promote peer tutoring and interaction, and use active learning concepts. Results show that after 6 months of the program, all experimental group children had increased their scores on standardized oral proficiency and basic skills tests. In addition, the children increased their national curve equivalent scores and grade equivalent levels at a much greater rate than the norming group. It is concluded that this approach is an effective strategy for improving LEP student achievement. Contains 15 pages of references. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, After School Education, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Enrichment Activities, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking, Oral Language, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
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Note: Doctoral Dissertation, University of Sarasota, Florida.