ERIC Number: ED256802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Bilingual Program in the St. Louis Public Schools. 1983-84.
Edelman, Sandra; Mertz, Ronald E.
The Bilingual Project for Indochinese (Vietnamese and Laotian) students served by the English as a Second Language (ESL) program in the Saint Louis, Missouri Public Schools was evaluated. The program was designed to increase student English language fluency and to increase student achievement in specified content areas. The Bilingual Project was instituted in December, 1983 to complement the ESL program. Evaluation was based upon results of the Language Assessment Scale, course grades, interviews with teachers and instructional assistants, attendance at workshops, and classroom observations. The program was judged to be well implemented and effectively operated. The students had good attendance records and displayed positive attitudes toward school. Recommendations to enhance the program's effectiveness were presented. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO. Div. of Evaluation.