ERIC Number: ED231924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
South Shore High School. Project VIBES. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1981-1982.
Shore, Rima; And Others
In 1981-82, Project VIBES at South Shore High School in Brooklyn, New York, provided instruction in English as a second language (ESL) and French language arts, and bilingual mathematics, social studies, and science for Haitian high school students of limited English proficiency. The project also conducted classes in ESL, Hebrew, and Spanish language arts; and environmental science (taught in English, but geared to the needs of students with limited English proficiency) for Israeli and Hispanic participants. The report describes the project content, participants, instructional component, noninstructional activities (support services, curriculum development, and staff development), and evaluation. Evaluation findings indicate that: (1) achievement gains in English syntax were below the criterion objective; (2) passing rates in mathematics, science, and social studies were above 70 percent; (3) passing rates in native language arts were 80 percent or better (except for a 60 percent passing rate for ninth graders in the fall); and (4) participants' attendance rates exceeded the school-wide attendance rates at all levels. Recommendations for program improvement are presented. (MJL)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), French, Haitian Creole, Haitians, Hebrew, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, 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.