ERIC Number: ED300429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Bilingual/ESL Programs, 1986-87 Final Technical Report.
Schuyler, Nancy Baenen
The Austin (Texas) Independent School District served 4,143 students with limited English proficiency in 1986-87. The native language breakdown was 87% Spanish, 5% Vietnamese, and 8% other language groups. The students were served through either the Transitional Bilingual Education program (TBE) or English as a Second Language program (ESL). The TBE, which provided dual-language instruction, is available to Spanish speakers in pre-kindergarten through grade 8 and Vietnamese speakers in kindergarten through grade 6. The ESL provides intensive English instruction to other students; it is a sequential English language instruction program in the skills of listening, speaking, and writing. The ESL also addresses the cultural heritage of both the primary language and of the United States. Title VII federal funds have been used for the regular secondary program for Hispanics since 1985-86. Results of evaluation of the TBE, ESL, and Title VII program provide insights into student Spanish and English language mastery, dropout rates, enrollment and retention rates, general academic achievement and failure, teacher training, student tutoring, curriculum development, and parental involvement. The report includes extensive tabulated data and other supporting materials, and provides 11 appendices. (TJH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Hispanic Americans, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking, Preschool Education, Program Evaluation, Research Reports, Secondary School Students, Spanish Speaking, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.