ERIC Number: ED232461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
French Proficiency and General Progress: Students in Elementary Core French Programs, 1973-1980, and in Immersion and Bilingual Programs, Grades 8, 10 and 12, 1980. Evaluation of the Second Language Learning (French) Programs in the Schools of the Ottawa and Carleton Boards of Education. Seventh Annual Report, December 1980.
Morrison, Frances; And Others
The effectiveness of alternative programs for teaching French as a second language in Ottawa and Carleton schools was evaluated. French proficiency, English skills, and academic achievement were assessed among students in grades 3-8 in the core French program, grades 4-6 in extended French, grades 10 and 12 in the bilingual program, and grade 8 students from primary and late entry immersion groups. In general, French proficiency scores were higher for those students who had the most exposure to French instruction, and gains in proficiency were made with each grade level. Among the immersion students, those who entered the program later had higher mathematics scores, but there was little difference with respect to English proficiency or achievement. (RW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, French, Immersion Programs, Language Proficiency, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs
Research Centre, Ottawa Board of Education, 330 Gilmour St., Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0P9, Canada ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ottawa Board of Education (Ontario). Research Centre.
Note: For related documents, see FL 013 836-837.