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ERIC Number: ED317408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Students Upgrading Mathematical Achievement Project SUMA--1989. Evaluation Section Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Barrera, Marbella
Students Upgrading Mathematical Achievement (SUMA) is a part of the Bilingual Mathematics and Science Achievement project for Spanish-speaking Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. Its objective is to provide both remedial tutoring to students lacking mathematics skills and enrichment to students who are potentially gifted in mathematics. Sixty-two high school students were student-tutors to 513 elementary and junior high school LEP students in eight schools in two school districts. A licensed teacher acted as advisor for every five student-tutors. Tutors' attitudes about the program were positive. Project personnel and school staff indicated that tutors had developed a sense of responsibility, commitment, and self-confidence. Based on the findings, two recommendations were made: (1) develop an evaluation design which ensures that similar instruments and procedures are used throughout the program; and (2) follow students to assess retention of mathematics skills acquired in the program. The appendices include a table illustrating program evaluation results. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.