ERIC Number: ED216086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Bilingual Academic and Technical Education for Youth Program (BATEY). E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
This report describes and evaluates a program to provide bilingual instruction in mathematics, science, social studies, industrial arts, business education, and career education to Spanish speaking high school students varying in range of need and ability from those in need of basic skills to honor students. The program, as implemented in 1980-81, developed individualized programs based on students' learning needs and graduation requirements. Aside from instruction, the program included curriculum development activities, counseling and guidance services for students, staff training and development, and opportunities for parental and community involvement. The attendance rate for the program was found to be lower than that for the school as a whole. The program's rate of student suspension equaled that of the school but was higher than the rate for the program of the preceding year. A general pattern of low achievement was observed in the content areas (mathematics, science, and social studies), which was explained partly by the fact that the program was designed to attract career oriented rather than college oriented students, and partly by the high incidence of absenteeism in the program. It was recommended that courses of study be revised and that efforts to identify students' needs be continued. (MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Business Education, Career Education, Community Involvement, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Individualized Instruction, Industrial Arts, Mathematics Curriculum, Native Language Instruction, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Science Curriculum, Social Studies, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII