ERIC Number: ED319248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Achievement and Improvement through Instruction with Computers and Scholarly Transition and Resource Systems Program. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Plotkin, Donna
Project HAITI STARS served 360 students, native speakers of Haitian Creole, Spanish, and Chinese, in its first year through supplementary instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and bilingual mathematics, science, and social studies. The project provided students with academic and personal counseling, tutoring, and career and college advising, and coordinated cultural and career-oriented trips. The project also offered activities to families of participating students, including basic skills classes at two sites, and staff development activities. The project met its ESL objectives and one of two NLA objectives. The project only partially met the content area objective, met one of two staff development objectives, and did not meet the curriculum development objective. Objectives in grade retention, referral to special programs, and parental involvement could not be assessed. Recommendations include: assessment of the objective related to increased awareness of pupils' needs to determine whether or not this objective can be evaluated; increased efforts to achieve stated objectives in curriculum development and parent involvement; and provision of opportunities for all staff to share ideas. (MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Chinese, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Haitian Creole, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Spanish, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.