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ERIC Number: ED138685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: N/A
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Louis D. Brandeis High School Billingual Program; School Year 1974-75.
Soles, Stanley
This evaluation report is a description of the Brandeis High School Bilingual Program in its third year of operation. The program was funded under the Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII. Four hundred eighty-five students who were in need of remedial work in English and/or speech were enrolled in the program. The main language in the home for these students was either Spanish or French. The objectives of the bilingual program were to improve the students' reading ability and language skills in Spanish and in English, to improve mathematics skills, to increase average daily school attendance, and to implement the program according to proposal guidelines. Bilingual instruction was provided in the major curriculum subject areas. Students were grouped according to their diagnosed condition and/or their need for developing English proficiency. An (ESL) program was implemented in terms of five progressive levels of competency. Correlated T tests with significance levels of .05 were used to compare bilingual program results with schoolwide norms. Pre and posttest ratings on standardized instruments were used to assess the bilingual students' improvement. The report concluded that students in the bilingual program did show significant gains in reading Spanish, in speaking English, and in mathematics skills. The average daily attendance of the students in the bilingual program was significantly higher than that of the regular school population. No data was available for the English dominant students. Tables for reading results, ability to speak English on Puerto Rican Fluency scales, mathematics, and school attendance are included. (Author/JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII