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ERIC Number: ED141491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
T.E.A.T.H. Program, English as a Second Language (School Year 1975-1976).
Hicks, John S.
This report evaluates a remedial reading and mathematics after school program for 227 third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students who scored at least one year below expected grade levels on New York City standardized tests. The program was a selected New York City Umbrella program funded under a grant from the New York State legislature. The program also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) to 82 parents in the school community. Bilingual teachers from the participating elementary school were sent into both community agencies and private homes where they held English language instruction classes for parents. The major objectives of the program were to help students in both the remedial reading and mathematics program achieve significant growth in their reading and mathematics skills and to help the participating parents in the ESL program to improve their conversational skills in English. Pre and post city wide reading and mathematics standardized tests were used to assess the students' growth. A teacher made test of conversational English as well as the New York City Non-English Rating Scale was used to assess the parents' improvement of their English conversational skills. The findings of the program indicated that the students' average growth in mathematics was 11.8 months for a ten month period and the average growth in mathematics was 11.8 months for the same period. Also, data collected on the pre and post English conversational test for parents indicated that parents met the eligibility criteria of minimal competence in English. The appendix contains the Teacher Made Test of Conversational English. (JP)
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)