ERIC Number: ED230636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Project Esperanza. E.S.E.A. Title VII Annual Evaluation Report, 1981-82.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Project Esperanza, a staff development effort, was designed in order to supplement the basic educational program for handicapped students with limited English proficiency in New York City Schools. The project served the teachers of 458 students in elementary, intermediate, and secondary schools, and provided (1) staff training and consultation; (2) materials development, identification, and evaluation; (3) educational diagnosis and instructional strategies, (4) direct individualization of instruction; and (5) outreach services. Evaluation of the program's second year of operation, based on data from pupil achievement measures, program records, and interviews and observations, showed that: (1) the program objectives for English and Spanish reading, oral English proficiency, mathematics, and cultural heritage were met for all grade levels; (2) the objective for teacher training was attained; but that (3) the objective for parent involvement could not be realized. Recommendations contained in this evaluation include more recruitment of qualified bilingual special education teachers, continued efforts to develop appropriate curriculum materials and assessment instruments, and stronger efforts to generate more parental involvement in the project. (AOS)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Diagnostic Teaching, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Resource Materials, Spanish Speaking, Special Education Teachers, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.