ERIC Number: ED199370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Project P.R.O.B.E., Title VII. Community School District 7. Final Evaluation Report, 1979-1980.
Jeffers, Elaine; Sperber, Diane
During the 1979-1980 school year Project Primary Reading Objectives for Bilingual Education (P.R.O.B.E.) was involved in improving the rate of reading growth and cognitive development of four and five year olds from the Bronx, New York. In bilingual classes that were conducted primarily in Spanish, the 153 program participants received instruction that emphasized oral language readiness for reading; sensory-motor coordination; training in reasoning; cultural heritage; self-concept; and a language experience approach to curriculum areas. P.R.O.B.E. was evaluated through observations by a consultant and through pre- and post-test data from the Boehm Test of Basic Concepts. Both the pre-Kindergarteners and Kindergarteners exceeded the expected level of achievement. The consultant found that the program successfully created a stimulating and effective learning environment. (MK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Language Acquisition, Language Arts, Language Experience Approach, Oral Language, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Readiness, Receptive Language, Second Language Learning, Spanish
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community School District 7, Bronx, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII