ERIC Number: ED266232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Dewitt Clinton High School Project BISECT 1983-1984. O.E.A. Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
Project Bilingual Spanish-to-English Career Training (BISECT), in its second year of funding, offers bilingual instruction, career awareness development, and support services to 283 Hispanic students of limited English proficiency (LEP) in a high school in Bronx, New York. Program objectives were assessed in English language development, mathematics, science, social studies, career or vocational courses, and attendance. Quantitative analysis of the data indicated that program students: (1) mastered more than one Criterion Referenced English Syntax Test (CREST) objective per month in English as a second language, meeting program objectives; (2) were enrolled in mainstream content-area classes (25% in at least one course per semester); (3) exceeded the program objective (85% passing) in career and vocational subjects in both semesters; and (4) attended the program at a significantly higher rate than the school-wide attendance rate. The project's success is attributed to staff competence and commitment, program organization, curriculum development, and parental involvement. Recommendations for program improvement include recruitment of fully bilingual staff in mathematics and science, more individualized attention to problem students, offering algebra as part of the curriculum, and including non-bilingual school personnel in the in-service training activities. The appendices include information on staff characteristics and a listing of career courses available to students in and out of school. (CG)
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)