ERIC Number: ED125836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Final Evaluation for "The Forgotten Southside", Harlandale Independent School District's Bilingual Education Program, 1975-1976.
Harrison, Helene W.
Comprised of 60 pre-K-6 classrooms, the program was designed to provide bilingual education for pupils who have limited English speaking ability. Program objectives were to: prevent their educational retardation by instructing them in Spanish while developing their command of English; enhance their understanding and cognitive development in both languages; give them the advantage of becoming literate in both languages; and instill a knowledge of and pride in their bicultural heritage. During 1975-76, there were 1,726 pupils from 10 elementary schools and 2 junior high schools enrolled in the program. This evaluation report discusses the test results from the: Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Bilingual Syntax Measure; Boehm Test of Basic Concepts; Prueba de Lectura (Spanish Reading Test); Social Studies Units and Packages; Projected Self-Concept Inventory; Psychomotor Skills Learned and Demonstrated--Mexican music, songs, and dances; and Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills. Both English and Spanish versions of these tests were administered on a pre- and posttest basis. These tests indicated that continuing bilingual education resulted in higher performance. (NQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Bilingual Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Mexican Americans, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Self Concept, Standardized Tests, Statistical Data, Test Results, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Bilingual Education.
Authoring Institution: Harlandale Independent School District, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII