ERIC Number: ED191983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Project ABLE--Achievement Through Bilingual Education at Theodore Roosevelt High School. Final Evaluation Report, 1978-1979.
Irizarry, Ruddie A.; And Others
The Achievement through Bilingual Education Project (ABLE) served 360 Hispanic and Italian students in grades 9-12 in the Bronx, New York. Students received instruction in English as a Second Language, native language arts, and content areas (science, social studies, and mathematics) in their native languages. Additional program components included staff development, parental involvement, curriculum development, and supportive services. Program evaluation was completed using norm and criterion referenced tests of student achievement and evaluator observations. Findings indicated that (1) 47-60% of English as a Second Language goals were achieved by Spanish speaking students, (2) under 40% of all students showed gains in receptive and expressive English fluency, (3) all students made significant gains in native language reading, (4) most groups of ABLE students achieved the criterion in mathematics, social studies, and science. Project ABLE students surpassed school wide attendance rates. All additional program components except supportive services were found to be effective. Recommendations for future program implementation are included in this report. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; 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)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII