ERIC Number: ED231873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-21
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language for Southeast Asian Students: Report of Evaluation. 1981-82.
This descriptive report summarizes data on students enrolled in the Des Moines Independent Community School District's English as a Second Language (ESL) program for Southeast Asian students. By law the district is required to provide special English instruction for students who have a limited command of English. Goals of the ESL program include: (1) providing students with the English language skills appropriate to their grade level, and (2) helping students succeed in academic as well as vocational subject areas. The report includes a program description, the evaluation plan, ESL budget information, descriptive statistics on 588 ESL students in grades 2 through 10, and research considerations concerning the relationships between learning English and various background variables. Appendices include data gathering forms; a narrative of the history and culture of the seven ethnic groups represented by Southeast Asian immigrants in Des Moines; a summary of the Bilingual Syntax Measure, a test of oral English; and a section of the Iowa Code relating to ESL programs. Findings summarized at the end of the report include data on average time spent in class, ethnic distribution of ESL students, school attendance rates, and length of time enrolled in Des Moines schools. (LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.