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ERIC Number: ED313188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-28
Reference Count: N/A
The San Elizario Bilingual Learning Community: An Application of Technology to Reading/Writing/Mathematics/Computer Literacy. Fifth Year Evaluation Report.
Maltby, Gregory P.; And Others
This report is the fifth year and last evaluation of the Title VII Bilingual Computer Literacy Project for San Elizario Independent School District, Texas. Several points in the fourth year evaluation focused on the need for the computer assisted instruction (CAI) project to obtain and maintain community and parent involvement and to secure and maintain school district staff commitment. A newsletter and survey sent to parents in May 1989 requested parent volunteers for a number of activities; this may be a start toward parent involvement in the CAI project. Although teachers and staff have shown a strong and growing commitment to the project, turnover in project personnel and funding problems threaten project status in the school district after the federal grant ends. A comparison of April 1988 and April 1989 standardized test scores for 159 students in grades 1-6 and 9-12 with national norms showed that reductions in the gap between participant scores and national norms occurred for composite scores, reading, language arts, and mathematics in grades 4, 6, and 12; and for grade 2 reading; grade 5 language arts; grade 9 language arts; grade 10 composite scores, reading, and language arts; and grade 11 composite scores, reading, and mathematics. English language proficiency improved for five grades and worsened for four grades, but gains and losses were minimal. Appendices include a letter explaining district plans for project continuation, an explanation of the gap reduction model, standardized test scores and statistics, and descriptions of oral language proficiency levels. This report contains 17 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Mexican American Education, Mexican Americans, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Scores, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.