ERIC Number: ED087846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-31
An Evaluation of State Urban Education Programs for Disadvantaged Students in District 24, New York City.
New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
During the 1972-73 school year the educational program in Community School District 24, New York City, was supplemented by a quality incentive grant from State Uurban Education funds. These funds were used to establish two programs. The major objectives of the Corrective Reading program were: (1) to provide corrective reading diagnostic and prescriptive services for each participant so that he will increase his competence in reading; and (2) to increase individualization of instruction for program participants through the services of paraprofessionals as a means of increasing pupil growth in reading. The data presented in this report support the conclusion that the program was successful in achieving its objective. The major objective of the English As A Second Language (ESL) program was to increase the ability of non-native speaking pupils to understand and speak English. A corollary objective of the program was to move ESL students toward the acquisition of reading and writing skills in English as readiness is attained. Among the findings revealed by the evaluation of the program operation were the following: (1) major changes in the planned program design were made at each school; these changes did result in more students being serviced by the program than originally planned, but the changes also resulted in a concomitant reduction in the average amount of instruction in English received by students in the program and (2) there was high mobility in the non-English speaking student population. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Diagnosis, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Individualized Instruction, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Program Evaluation, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Readiness, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, School Districts, Urban Education, Writing Skills
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Center for Field Research and School Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)