ERIC Number: ED216088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
New Utrecht High School Project IMPACT. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-81.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
This report describes and evaluates Project Impact, a magnet program that provided instruction in English as a Second Language and in Italian language skills, and bilingual instruction in science, mathematics, social studies, industrial arts, and secretarial studies to Italian speaking students of limited English proficiency. The program, as implemented in 1980-81, aimed to develop English language skills to effect a gradual transition into the mainstream within 2 years. Aside from instruction, the program provided for curriculum and materials development, counseling and supportive services, staff development, and parent involvement. Evaluation indicated that some gains were achieved in English reading, English listening comprehension, and Italian reading. However, irregularities in the pattern of gains and in correlations between pretests and posttests suggested that the achievement data in these areas were inconclusive. In mathematics, relatively significant gains were demonstrated. The attendance rate among students in the program was significantly greater than the rate for the entire school. To enhance program effectiveness, it was recommended that evaluation procedures be improved and that communication among schools with Italian bilingual programs be increased. (MJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Business Education, Community Involvement, Counseling Services, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), High Schools, Industrial Arts, Italian Americans, Language Proficiency, Mainstreaming, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Curriculum, Native Language Instruction, Program Content, Program Effectiveness, Science Curriculum, Social Studies, 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