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ERIC Number: ED219495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Thomas Jefferson High School Effective Transition of the Bilingual and Bicultural Student to Senior High School. E.S.E.A. Title VII Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
Shore, Rima, Ed.; And Others
Project E.T.B.B.S., a bilingual education program designed to accelerate the transition to English usage among Spanish-speaking high school students of limited English proficiency, is described in this report. As implemented in 1980-81, the project provided instruction in English as a second language, native language instruction, bilingual education in academic subject areas, and guidance to 197 Hispanic students in grades nine through twelve. The report. describes program goals and organization; participant characteristics; student placement; instructional services; non-instructional program components such as curriculum and staff development, guidance/supportive services and community involvement; program implementation; and program evaluation. Evaluation results indicate that: (1) students mastered English syntax objectives in accordance with program goals; (2) on the average, students demonstrated native language reading achievement gains; (3) the criterion objective of a 65 percent passing rate was generally met in science and social studies but not in mathematics, native language arts, business education, practical arts, and music; and (4) program participants had higher attendance rates than the school as a whole. The report suggests that the program might be improved through integration of the project within the total school program and through increased staff development efforts. (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 - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII