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ERIC Number: ED052855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Pages: 118
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Evaluation of the Second Year (1968-1969) of the Sustained Primary Program for Bilingual Students in the Las Cruces, New Mexico Public School System.
Cordova, Ignacio R.; And Others
Evaluating the 2nd-year K-3 bilingual program in 4 elementary schools, this document assessed (1) the increase in achievement level of Spanish-speaking pupils through use of a sustained K-3 program; (2) the student achievement level between bilingual and monolingual programs; (3) the involvement of Spanish-speaking parents as advisors and learners; (4) whether a 12-month 200-day school year serves the learner better than a 180-day regular school year; (5) the increase in measurable mental abilities of Spanish-cultural/linguistic-background children; (6) the enhancement of positive feelings of student self-worth; (7) the development of skills for bilingual-bicultural interaction; and (8) a school curriculum which utilized the culture and language of Spanish-background pupils. Two experimental groups and a control group were evaluated via appropriate forms of the California Short-Form Test of Mental Ability and the Metropolitan readiness and achievement tests, and 4 other instruments. Among the conclusions, it was found that females made greater gains than males in language growth, reading, and numerical reasoning; the control group made significant gains in grade 1 but not grade 2; summer instruction appears valuable for bilingual students in reading, word knowledge, and arithmetic; and pupil adjustment and parental-school contacts were insignificant. Four evaluation instruments are appended. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (MJB)
Las Cruces Elementary School Bilingual Program, Las Cruces School District No. 2, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001 ($5.00)
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico