ERIC Number: ED322679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Bilingual Education Talented Academy: Gifted and Talented, Project BETA, 1988-89. Evaluation Section Report [and] Executive Summary. OREA Report.
Berney, Tomi D.; Cantalupo, Denise
This evaluation report describes the Bilingual Education Talented Academy--Gifted and Talented Project (Project BETA) in its first year of a 3-year Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII funding cycle. The project served 307 students of limited English proficiency in two Bronx (New York) high schools. The predominant native languages spoken by participating students were Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, and Spanish. The project's objectives were to help students achieve a high level of bilingual skills as well as English proficiency and to provide access to educational programs that had not been previously available to the bilingual gifted/talented student population. Project students received instruction in English as a Second Language, Native Language Arts, mathematics, science, social studies, computer science, and career education. The program provided educational options such as the Executive High School Internship Program, Cooperative Education Program, Shared Instruction Program, After School Occupational Skills Program, Talent Unlimited Program, and summer institutes. The project's non-instructional component included staff development, parental activities, the development of curricula and testing materials, and guidance and counseling. The report presents the evaluation methodology, program implementation, student outcome data, and recommendations. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.