ERIC Number: ED219493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Private Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Reading Achievement, Russian, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Transitional Programs
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 - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII