ERIC Number: ED181121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
Final Evaluation Report for the Rafael Cordero Bilingual School (At J.H.S. 45), 1977-1978, Funded Under an ESEA Title VII Grant.
Cervenka, Edward J.; Cervenka, S. B.
This evaluation focuses primarily on student achievement in a Title VII bilingual/bicultural education program at Junior High School 45 in New York City's East Harlem. The program, which served approximately 325 predominantly Hispanic students in 1977-78, is described in terms of its instructional components, student grouping, evaluation procedures, and staffing. Data are presented on student achievement in English reading, Spanish reading, mathematics performance in both languages for English and Spanish dominant students, and student attitudes (achievement motivation). In addition, a staff development component of the Title VII program is described and teachers' opinions presented. It is concluded that: (1) the seventh grade English dominant group failed to achieve all of its four performance objectives; (2) the seventh grade Spanish dominant group demonstrated a mixed pattern of achievement; (3) eighth grade English dominant students, as a group, achieved their performance objectives for all areas except math in English; (4) the eighth grade Spanish dominant group achieved all of its four objectives; and (5) though staff attitudes toward the program are generally positive, there is still a need for improving training in the areas of management skills and teacher attitudes. Appended to the report are copies of instruments used in the evaluation. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community School District 4, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968