ERIC Number: ED229497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Seward Park High School. Project Superemos, 1981-1982. O.E.E. Evaluation Report.
Torres, Judith A.; And Others
Project Superemos, conducted at Seward Park High School in New York City, was implemented in order to supplement the school's instructional services in English as a Second Language, native language arts, and bilingual instruction. The project provided supportive services necessary for mainstreaming into the regular school curriculum approximately 150 Hispanic, limited English proficiency students in grades nine through eleven. These services consisted of personal, academic, and career counseling, as well as peer tutoring, home visits, and referrals to outside agencies. Also conducted through the project were staff development and participation activities. Evaluation of the project's first year results showed: (1) statistically significant improvement in native language reading ability among participants; (2) improved performance on teacher-made mathematics and science tests; and (3) higher attendance rates among participants than among the general school population. However, the overall course passing rate for project participants did not meet the stated goals, except among ninth graders. (GC)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Science Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish Speaking
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