ERIC Number: ED342855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance Oriented Acquisition of Learning Skills (Project GOALS) 1989-90. OREA Final Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
An evaluation was done of New York City Board of Education's Project, Guidance Oriented Acquisition of Learning Skills (Project GOALS) for 1989-90. The project, in the first year of a 3-year funding cycle, provided 340 students of limited English proficiency (LEP) from various ethnic backgrounds (including Asian, Hispanic, Eastern European, and Haitian) with instructional and support services together with career-related and employment-related training. The project operated at Edward R. Murrow, South Shore, and James Madison High Schools in Brooklyn. Many students were recent immigrants and came from low-income families. The evaluation found that in its first year, the program was fully implemented. Students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), content area subjects, and employment-related subjects. Staff development took place as well as counseling and parental involvement activities. Through analysis of testing scores, grades, and other school records, the evaluation found that Project GOALS met all of its objectives in ESL instruction, content area subjects, computer skills and occupational learning, career awareness, attendance, dropout prevention, and staff development. One program strength was the involvement of a relatively large percentage of parental involvement in the program. Three tables are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Career Education, Dropout Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Haitians, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Job Skills, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, School Districts, Staff Development, Urban Schools
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)