ERIC Number: ED266225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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The Bilingual Program in Auxiliary Services for High Schools 1983-1984. O. E. A. Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
This document evaluates the Bilingual Program in the Auxiliary Services for High Schools program, which provides instruction in English as a second language, native language development, basic education, and job counseling and placement services to approximately 1,900 students at 15 sites in New York City. The program was developed in 1969 to serve students with particular problems such as dropping out, chronic attendance problems, difficulty adjusting to a regular curriculum, armed forces veterans, and/or those who needed an alternative to the regular high school situation. The program objectives were to enable students to develop their level of English proficiency and the content area skills necessary to pass the GED examination, to expose them to job opportunities, and to teach analytical skills. Student achievement data indicates that (1) all participants made significant gains on Levels 1 and 2 of the Stanford Achievement Test; (2) only one site achieved the objective of 60% promotion rate to the next higher English as a Second Language level and Haitians were the only participants among this group to achieve the 60% advancement; (3) each language group achieved significant gains in their native language; (4) students met the native language objective of 30% advancing in native language level; and (5) all language groups made significant gains in mathematics achievement. Recommendations for program improvement are included. (CG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Guidance, Chinese Americans, Dropouts, English (Second Language), Greek Americans, Haitians, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Italian Americans, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Education, Native Language Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Veterans
Office of Educational Assessment, New York City Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)