ERIC Number: ED262142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
John Jay High School Project TRIUNFE, 1983-1984. O.E.A. Evaluation Section Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Project TRIUNFE is a bilingual instructional program that served approximately 260 students of Hispanic, Asian, and Haitian backgrounds during the 1983-84 school year at John Jay High School in New York City. It is a transitional program whose major goal is to mainstream students in less than two years. Most significant is its pioneering effort to develop computer-assisted instruction and computer literacy in a bilingual education program. An evaluation of student achievement during the 1983-84 year found that, overall, program students exceeded the project proposal's criterion level on the Criterion Referenced English Syntax Test. Spanish-speaking students made significant gains in native language reading achievement, with Grade 10 and 12 students showing the greatest progress. Data for French-speaking students were inconclusive. The results of a computer literacy test were positive, and students' overall passing rates were 70 percent or better in mathematics, science, social studies, and vocational courses. Finally, the attendance rate of program students was significantly greater than the schoolwide attendance rate. Despite the apparent success of Project TRIUNFE, the evaluators recommend: (1) the restoration of staff responsibilities according to the original project proposal; (2) strengthening the vocational education aspect of the project; (3) exploring the possibility of using students to help with some project work; (4) stressing the proposed alternative education for the marginal student; and (5) administering the instruments proposed to measure program objectives and revising program objectives as needed, based on students' past performance and on instruments available. (Author/KH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, English (Second Language), Haitians, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Staff Development
Office of Educational Assessment, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.