ERIC Number: ED298791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Walton High School Project BLAST, 1986-1987. OEA Evaluation Report.
Asselle, Maria Grazia; And Others
In 1986-87, its fourth year of funding under Title VII, Project BLAST (Bilingual Language Arts Survival Training) served 185 Spanish-speaking ninth- through twelfth-grade students with limited English proficiency at Walton High School in the Bronx. The program provided supplementary services to the school's bilingual education program by developing students' skills in English as a second language (ESL), Spanish, and content areas (mathematics, science, and social studies) through computer-assisted instruction, providing career orientation/exploration training units integrated into ESL classes, providing citizenship training units integrated into social studies classes, and promoting high attendance by extensive monitoring and follow-up. Additional components included college counseling, extracurricular cultural enrichment activities, parent involvement activities, staff development, and curriculum development. Analysis of student achievement data indicates that the program met its objectives in one of two English language development areas, ESL course passing rates, or native language arts, as well as in attendance rate, and dropout rate. Mixed results were found in Spanish II through V and in content area courses, and the graduation rate objective was not achieved. Most parent involvement, staff development, and curriculum development objectives were met. Recommendations for improvement are given. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Bilingual Education Programs, Career Exploration, Citizenship Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Counseling Services, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Faculty Development, Federal Programs, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Programs, Science Instruction, Social Studies
New York City Board of Education, Office of Educational Assessment, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.