ERIC Number: ED177855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Design, 1978-1979. Local/State Bilingual Education Evaluation.
Weibly, Gary; And Others
The evaluation design of the 1978-79 local/state bilingual education program of Austin Independent School District is presented. The primary focus of the evaluation is the assessment of the objectives in language development and concept development submitted to the Texas Education Agency. A secondary focus is the collection of information related to the limited English speaking ability (LESA) student identification process. The collection, compilation, and reporting of the data is a significant portion of the evaluation effort. Evaluation questions concerning the new identification procedure include: (1) How many students did the 1978-79 LESA identification procedure identify as compared to past years that used other identification procedures? and (2) How may students qualify to exit from the bilingual program by the end of the 1978-79 school year? A second accountability-type question concerns what type of bilingual program the Austin school district should have. The levels of attainment for each of the project objectives are presented, and a listing is included of all schools in the program and the distribution of resource teachers, other teachers assigned to the bilingual program, and aides. Information needs for project evaluation and the appropriate information sources are outlined, and information is presented on dissemination activities, data to be collected in the schools, and the allocation of time for project activities by staff members. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Bilingual Education, Cognitive Objectives, Community Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Language Skills, Program Evaluation, Screening Tests, Spanish, State Programs, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII