ERIC Number: ED226012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Redwood City School District ESEA Title VII Bilingual Project LEARN. 1981-1982 Annual and Longitudinal Report.
Jones, Earl; Jones, Eleanor
The Redwood City School District Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title VII Bilingual Education Program offered instruction in English and Spanish through an integrated approach, to take advantage of students' strengths and help them progress as rapidly as possible in concept development while they acquire English proficiency. The limited English proficiency (LEP) students were identified first through the Home Language Survey, and those who spoke Spanish were administered the English and Spanish version of the Language Assessment Scales in 1981. Those classified as limited or non-English speaking were enrolled in the program with parental consent. Fluent English-speaking pupils were recruited to provide a non-segregated envioronment. The Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills English and Spanish examinations were administered. Project Leyendo, Escribiendo, y Aprendiendo Rapidamente y Naturalmente--Reading, Writing, and Learning Rapidly and Naturally (LEARN)--demonstrated unusually positive results. LEP students approached the national norm in English reading, language, and mathematics; they also were near the norm in Spanish reading and mathematics. The progress was substantial and more than is generally encountered in a large program. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Integrated Activities, Limited English Speaking, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Districts, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Redwood City School District, CA.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills