ERIC Number: ED298774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Adlai E. Stevenson High School Bilingual Education and Career Awareness Program, 1986-1987. OEA Evaluation Report.
Cabrera, Eulalia; And Others
The Bilingual Education and Career Awareness Program at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in the Bronx was awarded a 1-year grant extension to provide services to 235 ninth- through twelfth-grade limited-English-speaking Hispanic students of varying English and Spanish proficiency. Primary program goals were to increase English and Spanish proficiency, to help students meet high school graduation requirements, and to help students develop clear, realistic vocational goals. The program provided language and content-area instruction including business education, computer literacy, bookkeeping, typing, child care, and jewelry-making. Support services included individual and group sessions for orientation, personal development, career awareness, and personal problems. On-site staff development was provided. Analysis of student achievement data indicates: (1) the program objective for English language development was met; (2) Spanish language arts objectives were greatly surpassed; (3) overall mathematics, science, social studies, and business and industrial arts achievement surpassed the passing criterion; (4) the attendance rate was significantly higher than the schoolwide rate; and (5) the student suspension rate was significantly lower than the schoolwide rate. Recommendations for improvement are given. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Attendance Patterns, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Guidance, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Occupational Aspiration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Holding Power, Second Language Programs, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.