ERIC Number: ED317074
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Eligibility and Programming in Chapter 1 E.S.L. Programs, 1987-88. Evaluation Section Report. End-of-Year Report. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Stern, Lucia
This report profiles the utilization of funding by sites implementing Chapter 1/ Pupils with Compensatory Education Needs (PCEN) programs in English as a Second Language (ESL) in New York City schools, based on funding data and a district survey. Data for 83 high schools show that 23% of total allocations for ESL teachers were Chapter 1, 32% were PCEN funds, 40% were from tax levy, and 5% were from other sources. Most Chapter 1 and PCEN funds were used to support ESL teachers and paraprofessionals. Tax-levy funds were fairly evenly distributed among ESL, ESL and bilingual content area, and native language arts teachers. The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment used ESL coordinators' responses on questionnaires to evaluate ESL programs. Responses show that Chapter 1 funds were used to extend rather than add supplemental instruction. Class size was generally in accordance with regulations. Field consultants noted that beginning-level ESL students participated less in class and used less English than did the more advanced students. At the intermediate level and beyond, English predominated as the medium of instruction. Program staff expressed a desire for more flexibility in fund allocation. Specific recommendations for program improvement are made. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1