ERIC Number: ED135823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
ESEA Title VII Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program; Programa de Educacion Bilingue/Bicultural 1975-1976.
Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Educational Research and Program Assessment.
This is the annual evaluation report of the Title VII components of the Milwaukee Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program funded by Title I and Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1967 and the Milwaukee Public Schools. The results of the 1975-76 assessment of pupil progress toward achievement of the program's academic and affective goals in elementary and secondary schools are detailed. It includes observations by parents, teachers, administrators, and the Educational Resource Team. Standardized test results indicate the goal of grade level progress was achieved at kindergarten, lower and upper primary in readiness, English reading, and mathematics when Bilingual Program performance was compared with national norms and Title I or Spanish-surnamed comparison groups. Half-day kindergarten children reached the same achievement level as those in full-day classes. Equivalent progress was not demonstrated at middle primary, the level at which many pupils were introduced to reading in their second language. At upper primary, Bilingual Program achievement exceeded that of the Title I Reading and Mathematics Programs. In addition, Spanish reading achievement was high. Both bilingual and comparison pupils tested positive on a self-concept test. A sample of students indicated positive attitudes toward Mexican and Puerto Rican cultures and a high level of cultural knowledge. Career Orientation, Bilingual Typing, and English for Latinos were innovative secondary school courses. Secondary students endorsed bilingual education. Teachers and parents gave the program high ratings in meeting the goals of grade level achievement and improved student self-esteem. Suggestions for program improvement were made. (RC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Career Education, Compensatory Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Parent Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Spanish Culture, Spanish Speaking, Standardized Tests, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Test Results, Urban Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Public Schools, WI. Dept. of Educational Research and Program Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII