ERIC Number: ED230640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Project TRABAJO and Individualized Bilingual Education for Children with Retarded Mental Development. E.S.E.A. Title VII [and] Chapter 720 Annual Evaluation Report, 1980-81.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Project TRABAJO (an academic and job program) and the Individualized Bilingual Education for Children with Retarded Mental Development(a Chapter 720 Program) are two programs which provide supplementary and instructional support for 150 mildly and moderately mentally retarded New York City school students with limited English proficiency. The programs function cooperatively and complement each other's services. Project TRABAJO is designed to serve intermediate, junior, and senior high school students, while Chapter 720 serves the same population and elementary school students as well. Both programs encourage staff development, curriculum and materials development, and parental involvement. An evaluation of the program's impacts on student achievement for 1980-81, shows that objectives were attained for reading in English and Spanish, for oral proficiency in English and Spanish, and for mathematics, but not for career-education skills. These results indicate an improvement in students' mainstream language skills in 1980-81, compared to the 1979-80 academic year. Recommendations for program improvement include (1) an expanded program designed to identify, create, or adapt curriculum materials that are appropriate for the target population; (2) stronger efforts to encourage parental involvement; and (3) more funds for instructional materials for the mentally retarded. (AOS)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mainstreaming, Mathematics Achievement, Mental Retardation, Oral Language, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Spanish Speaking, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.