ERIC Number: ED207074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Skills Programs at the City University of New York: English as a Second Language.
de Leon, Victor; And Others
One of four reports describing the basic skills programs in writing, reading, English as a second language (ESL), and mathematics at the City University of New York (CUNY), this volume describes the ESL program designed for students who do not meet CUNY's standards for minimum competency in writing and reading or higher standards set by the colleges in which they are enrolled. Specifically, it contains data from a survey conducted to update information gathered through the instructional resource center in 1976. The report provides survey data that focuses on the experience of students from their identification as ESL students requiring specialized instruction through their placement in the proper courses and accompanying academic programs at CUNY to the point at which they complete the ESL sequence. Areas described include program structure and content and placement procedures for each CUNY college. Also described are the support services, faculty, and the impact on student performance of the Freshman Skills Assessment Program. Tables provide ESL program charts for the senior and community colleges, departmental organization related to ESL offerings, ESL courses in which the Writing Assessment Test is administered at the end of the course, tests administered for placement in ESL courses, and support services. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Academic Affairs.