ERIC Number: ED317408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
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)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education, Peer Teaching, Spanish Speaking, Tutorial Programs, Tutors, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.