ERIC Number: ED229495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Flushing High School. A Basic Trilingual Program, 1981-1982. O.E.E. Evaluation Report.
Torres, Judith A.; And Others
The Basic Trilingual Program at Flushing High School in Queens, New York City, provides instruction in English as a second language, native language arts instruction, and bilingual instruction in different content areas to Spanish speaking and Korean speaking high school students of limited English proficiency. The program is also involved in curriculum development, staff training, counseling and supportive services, and the provision of opportunities for parent involvement in the program. This report describes the context, participants, organization, instructional and noninstructional components, and evaluation of the program during 1981-82. Evaluation findings indicate that: (1) Spanish speaking students demonstrated statistically significant gains in English reading achievement, but Korean speaking students did not; (2) Spanish speaking students achieved more English syntax objectives than Korean speaking students; (3) participants' passing rates in mathematics, science, and social studies were greater than 50 percent; (4) both Hispanics and Koreans had passing rates of over 70 percent in teacher made tests for their respective native language arts; and (5) participants' attendance rates were higher than the school-wide rate. Recommendations for program improvement are presented. (MJL)
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 VII