ERIC Number: ED227192
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Pupil Services. E.S.E.A. Title I, O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1981-1982.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
The Bilingual Pupil Services Project is a compensatory education program that aims to improve achievement in English reading, Spanish reading, and mathematics among Spanish speaking students of limited English proficiency. In 1981-82, the program served 1,369 elementary school students in New York City. To accomplish its goals, the program trained 57 paraprofessionals for bilingual reading and mathematics instruction, developed classroom curricula, and recruited parent involvement in the program. Evaluation of the project indicated that (1) at all grade levels, students in the program demonstrated significant achievement gains in English, Spanish, and mathematics; (2) participants' attendance rates were high; (3) the paraprofessionals rated the program very highly; and (4) involvement in the program allowed 28 percent of the paraprofessionals to receive their baccalaureate degree. It was recommended by the evaluators that a new testing program be used in evaluation and that the paraprofessional training program be reviewed to determine its adequacy. This report includes appendices of materials used in project implementation and evaluation. (MJL)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Compensatory Education, Elementary Education, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Reading Achievement, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I