ERIC Number: ED266226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Grover Cleveland High School Project CAUSA 1983-1984. O.E.A. Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
This document evaluates Project CAUSA (Career Advancement Utilizing Student Abilities), which provides instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language development, and content-area courses, in addition to a career and vocational training program, to 115 students of limited English proficiency (LEP) from Italy and Spanish speaking countries at a high school in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. The project was designed to help recently arrived immigrants in these two language groups in the acculturation process, to provide them with basic skills, and to enhance their appreciation of their native cultures and languages. Program objectives were assessed in English language development, business skills, mastery of the native language, mathematics, science, social studies, and attendance. Student data indicates that : (1) overall, students achieved program objectives for English language achievement; (2) students' overall passing rates in business skills courses were 99% in the fall and 93% in the Spring; (3) Spanish students' gains in native language arts were significant; (4) overall passing rates of both language groups in native language arts met the 75% passing criterion both semesters; (5) passing rates in content-area courses exceeded the 70% passing rate criterion in all courses both semesters; and (6) the attendance rate of program students was higher than the school-wide rate. Recommendations are included for furthering the program's efforts in the areas of cultural awareness, parent/community involvement, and program evaluation. (CG)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, English (Second Language), High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Italian Americans, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, 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. Office of Educational Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)