ERIC Number: ED231927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Theodore Roosevelt High School. Project SUCCESS: Striving Upward through College and Career Education. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1981-1982.
Gomez, David; And Others
In 1981-82, Project SUCCESS (Striving Upward through College and Career Education for Spanish Speakers), at Theodore Roosevelt High School in New York City, provided instructional and support services for 300 Spanish speaking students of limited English proficiency. The program consisted of: (1) a high school equivalency preparation component, which served school dropouts and students who were overage or had passed their expected date of graduation; (2) a dropout prevention clinic, which provided potential dropouts with intensive basic skills instruction to enable them to function in the school's mainstream; and (3) a college/career orientation program for seniors, juniors, and participants in the high school equivalency and dropout prevention components. Instructional services included English as a second language; Spanish language arts; bilingual history, economics, mathematics, and science; and mainstream courses. Non-instructional activities consisted of support and counseling services; curriculum development; staff development; and parent involvement. Evaluation of the project indicated that: (1) students' English reading performance varied on different tests; (2) significant gains were made in Spanish reading; (3) passing rates exceeded the 60 percent target in all subject areas (except mathematics in the spring term); (4) fewer than 50 percent of participants in the dropout prevention program were mainstreamed; and (5) the program attendance rate exceeded the school-wide rate. Recommendations for program improvement were formulated. (MJL)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Counseling, Dropout Prevention, English (Second Language), High School Equivalency Programs, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Reading 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.