ERIC Number: ED065221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Region XIII Bilingual Education Program. Evaluation Report.
Education Service Center Region 13, Austin, TX.
The regional service center in Austin has implemented a bilingual program serving elementary-age children in 3 locales. During its 2nd year of operation, the program served 5 pilot 1st-grade classes and 5 pilot 2nd-grade classes, providing innovative materials, consultants, and in-service activities to guide teachers in developing a cohesive bilingual curriculum in each grade. The program included the use of in-service activities, parental involvement activities, educational materials, evaluation design, and teacher-child behavior measures. All components of the program were evaluated, with students' cognitive development tested in the areas of English reading, math, and language and in Spanish reading and language. Students' affective development was tested in the areas of attitude towards the Mexican and Anglo cultures, towards school, and for self concept. Test results showed that bilingual classes significantly excelled comparison classes in the area of oral language comprehension in both English and Spanish. Recommendations included a change toward more criterion-referenced testing. (Author/PS)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Service Center Region 13, Austin, TX.