ERIC Number: ED262145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
South Shore High School Project JOBS. 1983-1984. O.E.A. Evaluation Section Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
The 1983-84 year of the Jobs Opportunities for Bilingual Students program (Project JOBS) was evaluated by the New York City Board of Education's Office of Educational Assessment. Conducted at South Shore High School in Brooklyn, Project JOBS provided instruction in English as a second language (ESL) and native language arts, in addition to bilingual instruction in mathematics, science, history, economics, typing, and hygiene, to 103 students of limited English proficiency (LEP) in Grades 9-12. Over half of the program of students were Haitian immigrants and the remainder were Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and Italian. The majority of program students were recent arrivals in the United States. Project JOBS had two basic objectives: to assist and encourage students to complete high school requirements, and to orient and train students in job-related skills. Funded in part by Title VII funds and tax-levy monies, Project JOBS included the provision of supportive services to students, staff development activities, curriculum materials development, and parent participation activities. The most significant academic achievements of program students were in classes other than those related to E.S.L. Their attendance rates were greater than the schoolwide attendance rates. In short, the evaluators found that JOBS has made substantial achievement, that its staff is highly committed, and that it has made much progress toward achieving program objectives. A number of specific recommendations were made for improving the program's overall effectiveness. (KH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Asian Americans, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, English (Second Language), Haitians, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Job Skills, Limited English Speaking, Minority Group Children, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, School Holding Power, Staff Development, Vocational Education
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.