ERIC Number: ED311716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Race Against Time: Secondary Title VII Program Evaluation, 1988-89. Executive Summary
Yonan, Barbara; Baenen, Nancy
During 1988-89, the Austin Independent School District's Title 7 program continued to supplement services through the locally funded bilingual and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs to secondary students of limited English proficiency. The 1988-89 Title 7 evaluation report provides an overview of the programs's changes, staff training, parent/family workshops, curriculum development, and budget, and the characteristics of the students and teachers participating in the program are described. The extent to which the program has had a positive impact on student progress is discussed, focusing on English language proficiency, English language achievement, dropout/graduation rates, and exit-level TEAMS test results. A final section of the evaluation highlights the needs of limited-English-proficient students, and suggests that these students need placement with teachers with special training in ESL teaching techniques. (VWL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Dropout Rate, English (Second Language), Federal Programs, Graduation, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Tests, Workshops
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills