ERIC Number: ED247336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
George W. Wingate High School, Bilingual Demonstration College Preparatory Program. O.E.E. Evaluation Report, 1982-1983.
Sjostrom, Barbara R.; Sica, Michael
The Bilingual Demonstration College Preparatory Program, in its second year of funding, provided English as a second language (ESL) and native language instruction, in addition to bilingual instruction in mathematics, social studies, and science, to 120 Spanish-speaking students in grades 9-12 at George W. Wingate High School (Brooklyn, New York). The program had two major foci: assisting students in successfully completing high school, and encouraging them to enter postsecondary education. Students were mainstreamed during their junior year, although some continued to take ESL or English reading courses to enhance their English skills. The program supported administrative and support services staff, curriculum development activities, supportive services to program students, staff development activities, and monthly meetings for parents. Analysis of student achievement indicated that program students met English language development objectives in the fall but not in the spring. Further, the overall passing rates of program students in mathematics and social studies courses were significantly lower than the passing rates of mainstream students in comparable classes. The attendance rate of participants was greater than that of the general school population. Based on the evaluation, a number of recommendations were formulated toward improving the program's effectiveness. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)