ERIC Number: ED311726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
State Incentive Grants: Language Development Support Systems; Intensive Second Language Development for CAR Schools; Curriculum Development Project, 1987-88. OREA Evaluation Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Friedman, Grace Ibanez
Three New York City public school projects funded by the New York State Education Department's Bureau of Bilingual Education had the common goal of improving the quality of instruction in schools that the state's Comprehensive Assessment Report (CAR) had designated as needing special assistance for raising low student performance levels. The Language Development Support Systems (LDSS) provided instruction in computer literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) to third through sixth grade unentitled language minority students at one Bronx and one Manhattan public school, and in-service training to teachers who served pupils in these schools. This project was delayed by theft of equipment. The project did not meet the student achievement objective, and met only one staff development objective. The Intensive Second Language Development for CAR Schools provided citywide workshops for ESL coordinators, special education coordinators, and curriculum/instructional personnel at CAR schools and, by request, workshops for classroom teachers. This project was fully implemented and met its staff development objective. The Curriculum Development Project used the services of a linguist to update and revise previously-written curriculum guides. This project could not be fully assessed. Recommendations for improvement include provision of adequate storage and work space and additional security measures for the LDSS program. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Low Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Second Language Programs, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.