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ERIC Number: ED219493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 92
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
New York City Russian Bilingual Program. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
The New York City Russian Bilingual Program is described in this report. As implemented in 1980-81, the program provided instruction in English as a second language, native language arts, reading, and bilingual mathematics, science, social studies, and other subject areas to approximately 700 Russian-dominant students of limited English proficiency in eleven public and non-public high schools. The report describes the schools where the program was implemented; characteristics of program participants; the student placement process; instructional offerings; non-instructional program components such as curriculum development, program organization, supplementary services, and parent involvement; program implementation; and program evaluation. Statistical tables provide evaluation results. Among the findings are that: (1) limited gains were made in mastery of English syntax objectives; (2) in general, statistically significant achievement gains were made in native language, mathematics, and Russian culture courses; (3) program participants' average attendance rates were better than school-wide attendance rates; and (4) several graduates of the program had been accepted to a number of colleges. It is suggested that the multisite format is extremely effective for programs of this kind, and that program services should be extended to reach more students. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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 - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII