ERIC Number: ED228247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Title VII Bilingual Preschool Project, 1981-82. Final Technical Report.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
A demonstration program to serve the needs of children who are identified as limited English proficient (LEP) was developed and implemented. Each of six schools in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) contained a class of 18 students, 3 of whom were non-LEP. The non-LEP children served as English-speaking models for their LEP peers. Instruction was provided in English and/or Spanish, as needed. Instructional activities were oriented toward improvement and development of vocabulary and concepts; English syntax; and visual, auditory, and motor skills. At home, parents conducted at least two one-quarter hour lessons for their children each week. The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT) was used to measure language and concept development. The Boehm Test of Basic Concepts and the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills were also administered. Results indicated that English language skills improved; there were also gains in Spanish. Appended are separate discussion of the PPVT-R, English; PPVT, Spanish; early childhood observation form; teacher's interview; parent questionnaire; documentation from project coordinator's office; and Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Boehm Test of Basic Concepts