ERIC Number: ED237618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
English-as-a-Second Language. ECIA Chapter 1. Evaluation Report, 1982-83.
Sullivan, Francis D.
Designed to serve newly arrived, immigrant pupils in the Cleveland Public Schools, the English-as-a-Second-Language project aims to help participants acquire enough English proficiency for adequate functioning. The project uses a pull-out model in which, for about 30 minutes daily, small groups of students are given additional reading, language, and acculturation instruction in a separate classroom with audiolingual equipment. In the 1982-83 school year, the project served 611 pupils in preschool through grade 6, and successfully met these goals: (1) reading class pupils in grades 1-6 improved their English vocabulary skills beyond the target; (2) the improvement in reading comprehension in four of the six grades was also better than expected; (3) preschool and kindergarten pupils gained in listening skills far beyond the expectation; (4) speaking class pupils in grades 1-6 improved significantly in both listening comprehension and English-speaking skills; (5) the project satisfactorily involved parents in program activities; and (6) project staff undertook a number of professional growth activities. (CMG)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Compensatory Education, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Listening Comprehension, Non English Speaking, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Programs, Small Group Instruction, Vocabulary Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Research and Analysis.