ERIC Number: ED329871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Career Awareness Program. Project CAP. 1989-90. Final Evaluation Report. OREA Report.
An evaluation of the fourth year of funding of the Career Awareness Program (Project CAP) by Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is presented. Project CAP provided instruction and support services to Chinese-speaking students (n=285), grades 5 through 9, at 2 intermediate schools in New York City, I.S. 73 in Queens and I.S. 131 in Manhattan. Most students were designated limited English proficient, but a few were English proficient. The program also provided bilingual career awareness classes, staff and curriculum development, and parental involvement activities. The project sought to increase program students' attendance rate and to encourage students to stay in school by familiarizing them with opportunities available to high school graduates. Participating students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) and in the content areas, although Native Language Arts (NLA) instruction was provided in I.S. 131 only. Students also enrolled in bilingual classes in career awareness and computer skills. The program offered a variety of supplemental services, including career counseling, tutoring, field trips, and individual advisement. Project CAP also conducted activities for staff and curriculum development and parental involvement. Project CAP met its objectives for ESL, NLA, career awareness, and field content area objective. (BHK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.