ERIC Number: ED234127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Louis D. Brandeis High School. New York State Chapter 720 Bilingual Program. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1981-1982.
Cochran, Effie Papatzikou; And Others
The Chapter 720 bilingual program located at Louis D. Brandeis High School in New York City, seeks to provide specialized Spanish and English instruction in mathematics and language development for 250 Spanish speaking students. This report briefly describes the program's goals and objectives, its organization, and instructional and noninstructional services it provides. It also presents evaluation findings from 1981-82, the program's third year of operation. The following results are given: (1) program students made statistically significant gains in Spanish language reading scores from pre to post test, as measured by the "Prueba de Lectura"; (2) program students showed statistically significant gains in bilingual mathematics, as measured by the Metropolitan Achievement Test; (3) in content-area subjects, program students' passing rates were 57 percent for mathematics, 70 percent for science, 56 to 62 percent for social studies, and 67 to 76 percent for native language arts. In addition, participants were found to have mastered an average of 1.7 objectives per month of English instruction. Finally, the attendance rates of program students was significantly greater than that of mainstream students. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.