ERIC Number: ED263258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Newton High School Project Capable 1983-84. OEA Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Project Capable, in its second year of a three year funding cycle (1983-84), provides instruction in English as a second language (ESL) and native language arts, and bilingual instruction in science and social studies, to approximately 400 Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese speakers (most recent arrivals to the country) in grades nine through twelve at four sites in the New York City area. Funding for the project comes from Title VII funds, local tax-levy, New York State Chapter 720, the Transitional Program for Refugee Children, and Pupils with Special Educational Needs. The program includes training sessions for staff members and participatory activities for project children's parents. Students were assessed in English language development, mastery of the native language, science and social studies, and career subjects, with the following results: (1) students' post-test means in English were significantly greater than pre-test means; (2) program objectives in native language arts were met overall by students in all language groups; (3) students' overall passing rates in science and social studies exceeded 75% both semesters; (4) overall passing rate for students enrolled in spring vocational courses was 91%. The following recommendations are made to improve the program: (1) make available student data to conduct comparison studies between program and mainstream students; (2) form separate sections of Mandarin Classes for native and foreign language learners to eliminate the frustration experienced by each group as a result of varying needs; (3) implement Cantonese language arts classes; (4) focus the efforts of the bilingual curriculum/resource specialist in the area of Chinese language arts. (CG)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education Programs, Cantonese, Chinese Americans, English (Second Language), High Schools, Korean Americans, Mandarin Chinese, Native Language Instruction, Social Studies, Vietnamese People
Office of Educational Assessment, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)