ERIC Number: ED081553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Evaluation Report of the San Marcos Independent School District's Bilingual Education Program.
Harrison, Helene W.
The San Marcos Independent School District's Bilingual Education Program for 1972-73 was evaluated in this report. The program consisted of 684 students in grades K-5 in 4 elementary schools. The majority of these students were Mexican American with only 18% monolingual English speakers. The program's objectives were, first, to provide bilingual education for pupils who have limited English speaking ability and, second, to give English speakers the opportunity to become bilingual and to broaden their outlook and understanding of other people. The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, in both English and Spanish, was administered to students in grades K-1 in September and again in March. The Metropolitan Readiness Test, Form A, was also given in kindergarten while the Metropolitan Achievement Test was given in grades 1-5. Also used was the Inter-Americana Spanish reading test, the Prueba de Lectura. Educational achievement for the students improved to some extent throughout the year. Tabular data covered teachers, schools, and pupils; dropouts; results of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, the Metropolitan Achievement Test, and the Pruebra de Lectura and inferred Self-Concept Judgment Scale results. The appendix gives the Spanish versions of the Peabody Test. (For related document, see RC 007 265.) (NQ)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: San Marcos Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas