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ERIC Number: ED304874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Bilingual Secondary School Project, Final Evaluation Report, 1987-88.
Wehner, Margaret
The final evaluation of Columbus, Ohio's 2-year bilingual education program for limited-English-speaking Indochinese children in grades 6-12 is presented. The program provided intensive instruction in English as a second language (ESL) and native language assistance in content area subjects. Students were pre- and post-tested to determine program effectiveness. The report describes the program structure, objectives, and evaluation process, and presents the evaluation results. Of the 390 students served, over half were in high schools, with the remainder in middle schools. Most had been in the United States less than 3 years and over a third had had no prior schooling. The project attendance rate was high, with an average of 5.8 hours of instruction per student per week in class, mostly for ESL instruction. The program had mixed results, with most, but not all, academic objectives being achieved, while others could not be assessed. Gains were found in oral language, reading, and mathematics. A need for continuing educational opportunities for this growing population is stressed. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.