ERIC Number: ED081549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May-19
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Final Evaluation Report of Southeastern New Mexico Bilingual Program. FY 1971-72.
Young, Letha Rowland
The Southeastern New Mexico Bilingual Program for 1971-72 was evaluated in this report. The academic growth in both English and Spanish and the self-image of 20 bilingual children randomly chosen from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades were compared to 20 students in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades in the standard program. Groups were matched by chronological and mental age, IQ, family income, family situation, number of children in family, parents' education and occupation, and home language. The evaluation instruments were the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test in both English and Spanish; the Stanford Achievement Test; the Goodenough Draw-A-Man Test; the Self-Image Test; the Otis-Lennon Mental Ability; and the California Test of Basic Skills. Findings showed that the bilingual group fell lower in achievement than the control group; the bilingual program began to show improvement more in the higher grades; and the bilingual group did not lose any of its self-image during any one year although it did drop from the close of one grade to the close of another, whereas the control group lost during each year. (NQ)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Artesia Public Schools, NM.