ERIC Number: ED231920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Project TRABAJO and Individualized Bilingual Education for Children with Retarded Mental Development. E.S.E.A. Title VII Annual Evaluation Report, 1981-82.
Tobias, Robert; And Others
This report presents the findings of the 1981-82 evaluation of two projects that served 200 mildly mentally retarded students of limited English proficiency (L.E.P.) in New York City Public Schools during the 1981-82 school year. Project TRABAJO served six middle and secondary schools, while Individualized Bilingual Education for Children with Retarded Mental Development (Chapter 720) served the same schools as well as six other elementary schools. The programs were funded separately, but they functioned cooperatively and served many of the same students. Chapter 720 funds provided for five paraprofessionals who assisted the classroom teachers in the individualization of instruction and materials development. Project TRABAJO funds provided additional administrative support staff and resource services. Both programs supported staff development, curriculum and materials development, and parent involvement activities. An evaluation of student achievement indicates that: (1) the programs were generally effective in promoting student growth in language arts skills and mathematics; (2) program objectives for reading and oral proficiencies in Spanish and English were attained, while the objective in mathematics was surpassed; and (3) student achievement in career education skills was evident. Suggestions for further improvement are offered in the evaluation. (AOS)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language Arts, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Achievement, Mild Mental Retardation, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.