ERIC Number: ED342856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Harmony in Career Learning and Scholastic System (Project HI-CLASS) 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 Harmony in Career Learning and Scholastic System (Project HI-CLASS) for 1989-90. In its second year of a funding cycle, the project offered 635 Chinese- and Spanish-speaking high school students of limited English proficiency instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), Native Language Arts (NLA), and bilingual content area subjects. The project also offered student support services (career advisement, counseling, and extracurricular activities), staff development, and strong parent involvement activities. The program operated at Liberty and Lower East Side Prep High Schools in Manhattan and at Richmond Hill High School in Queens. The evaluation found that the project was fully implemented. Students received instruction in ESL, NLA, and bilingual content area subjects. The project's support services, extracurricular activities, staff development, and parent involvement components did take place. From records and testing data, the evaluation found that the project met its objectives for content area instruction, attendance, career advisement, attitude toward school, attitude toward students' own heritage, extracurricular activities, and guest speakers. It only partially met its dropout prevention goal; failed to met a staff development objective; and provided no data to evaluate ESL, NLA, and other staff and parental involvement goals. Three tables are included. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Chinese Americans, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), Extracurricular Activities, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Job Skills, Language Arts, Limited English Speaking, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, 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
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)