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ERIC Number: ED237618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cleveland Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Research and Analysis.