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ERIC Number: ED141492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Tutoring: Walk and Talk Program, 1975-1976 Academic Year.
Leaf, Jeanette B.
This report evaluated the seventh year of an after school tutorial program designed to provide extra instruction to students who were recent immigrants to New York City or who came from bilingual homes. The primary objective of the program was the improvement of the students' basic skills, namely reading, communications, and mathematics. One hundred seventy-six students from grades one to six were enrolled in the program. The majority of the students came from Chinese or Spanish speaking homes. Students were selected for participation in the program on the basis of teacher-counselor recommendation and academic need. Students were divided into five bilingual and basic skills groups and received intensive and individualized instruction six to ten hours weekly from teachers, educational assistants and high school students who served as tutors. The Stanford Achievement Tests were administered to every student on a pre and post test basis. Questionnaires were administered to all participants in the program. Statistical analyses illustrated significant differences between the pre and post-test results in reading, mathematics, and communications skills. The report concluded that in every instance, the grade equivalent increase was equal to or in excess of the six-month duration of the program being evaluated. The appendix contains the questionnaires which were developed and administered by the program coordinator to the students, educational assistants, and teachers. (Author/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)