ERIC Number: ED160279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A School and Home-Based Bilingual Education Model (Kindergarten-Grade 4): End-of-Year Evaluation Report, 1977-78 (Third-Year Evaluation Study).
Askins (B.E.) and Associates, Lubbock, TX.; Clovis Public Schools, NM.; Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.
Designed to develop, over a 5-year period, a model K-6 bilingual program, the project provided early childhood bilingual education intervention to facilitate the learning of English and Spanish simultaneously in an effort to effectively develop the child's cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills. Innovative and tested instructional bilingual-bicultural materials were implemented to assist children with limited English speaking ability from low income families. Located in the Clovis, New Mexico municipal schools, the project was divided into two programs: kindergarten and grades 1-4. The primary focus of the 1977-78 external evaluation was to measure the project's impact on student achievement in language development, reading, and math skills. Assessed were bilingual language development, school readiness, and basic skills in the kindergarten and language development, reading, and math skills in grades 1-4. The kindergarten evaluation design consisted of a pre- and posttest one group design and a special regression model. The Grades 1-4 Program was evaluated with a two group (treatment and control) pretest-posttest covariance model. Results indicated that the kindergarten students made significant gains in school readiness and basic skills but not in language development; and, there was no significant difference between the treatment (bilingual) and control groups in terms of English and Spanish language development and developmental skills in reading and math, except in the area of reading at the second grade level, with the difference in favor of the control group. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Askins (B.E.) and Associates, Lubbock, TX.; Clovis Public Schools, NM.; Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.