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ERIC Number: ED138693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
John Jay Bilingual Program School Year 1975-1976.
The John Jay Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII Bilingual Program was implemented at John Jay High School, a comprehensive high school in Brooklyn, New York. This program was designed to offer bilingual, instructional, and supportive services to 9th and 10th grade foreign language dominant high school students. The program served 260 students whose native language was Spanish, 44 whose native language was French, 13 whose native language was Italian, and 40 students born in the U.S. whose dominant language was English. These latter students were served through participation with the true bilingual students in art classes once a day; the English dominant thus got cultural enrichment and those new to this country received social enrichment. Results indicated that all the Spanish dominant students who were present for both pre and post test sessions demonstrated statistically significant growth in reading in the Spanish language, proficiency in the English language tests, and mathematics. Growth was not established for the French dominant and Italian dominant students in the English Language Test but the testing conditions may have invalidated the results. The rate of attendance for all bilingual students was significantly better than the rate of attendance for all the other students in the school exclusive of the bilingual students. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII