ERIC Number: ED118338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Bi-lingual Bi-Cultural Program, Title VII, ESEA. Final Evaluation [San Luis Valley Schools, 1974-75].
San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Services, Alamosa, CO.
Primary objectives of the program were: (1) to meet the educational needs of those children who experience learning difficulties because of the inability to understand or speak the language of instruction, and (2) to maintain a sense of pride in the student's language and culture. During 1974-75, the program's 4th year of operation, there were 1,483 students enrolled in grades K-3. Of these 64 percent were Spanish surnamed, 35.8 percent were Anglo surnamed, and .20 percent were Japanese Americans. Student needs were met through the use of more individualized instruction, and more precise evaluation procedures for assessing student progress. Factors which influenced and enhanced the student's learning styles were achieved through an extensive presentation of oral language development in both English and Spanish, music appreciation (both listening and oral exposition), ethnic dances, and art. The project staff consisted of a director, a materials specialist, 63 certified personnel, 49 paraprofessionals, 9 community representatives, a curriculum specialist, and an internal evaluator. Focusing mainly on the up-to-date process evaluation findings in each of the program's operational components, this report presents data obtained from in-service meetings, pupil progress reports, Test of Basic Experiences, workshop evaluation scale, supply inventory, material development and management. Findings indicated that most activities for the year were conducted effectively. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Services, Alamosa, CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII