ERIC Number: ED245049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
William H. Taft High School, Project Adelante. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1982-1983. [Final Report].
Keyes, Jose Luis; Schulman, Robert
Project Adelante, in its third and final year of funding, provided instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Spanish language skills, as well as bilingual instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies, to 230 (fall semester) and 235 (spring semester) limited English proficient Hispanic students at Willaim H. Taft High School, Bronx, New York. The project's goal was to increase the acquisition of English through native- and second-language instruction. Mainstreaming occurred when students' performance on tests and in classes indicated their ability to function within the school's mainstream curriculum. Funding for Project Adelante came from Title VII, Chapter 1, and tax-levy sources. The project developed curricula; provided counseling, career preparation and referral services to participating students; and supported staff development activities. Monthly parent meetings also were held. Quantitative analysis of student evaluation data from 1982-83 indicates that (1) most program students exceeded city-wide guidelines for English language development; (2) in Spanish reading, gains for grades 9-11 were statistically significant; (3) passing rates in all content area subjects exceeded 70 percent in the fall, but dropped to 50 percent in the spring in mathematics courses; and (4) the overall attendance rate for program students was significantly higher than the school's general attendance rate. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)