ERIC Number: ED346219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Basic Comprehensive Program (Project A.B.C.). 1990-91 Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
An evaluation was done of the New York City Public Schools' Alternative Basic Comprehensive Program (Project ABC). Project ABC operated at 2 high schools in the Bronx (Christopher Columbus High School and Walton High School) and served limited English proficient (LEP) students, 227 in the fall and 286 in the spring of the 1990-91 school year. The program was designed for bilingual high school students in schools with an influx of newly arrived immigrant students from many countries. Project ABC provided LEP students with instruction in English as a Second Language and native language arts in content area subjects and developed student and parent awareness of career resources and opportunities. The evaluation was conducted using student and director questionnaires, test scores, and interviews. Evaluation findings indicate that the program was well integrated into the two sites as the principals were heavily involved. The project met its objectives for dropout rate and instruction in social studies. Site resource specialists suggested that a family worker was needed to make home visits throughout the project. Project ABC compensated for small staff with several types of communications to parents. An appendix describes the data collection and analysis procedures. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, School Statistics, Second Language Learning, Urban Youth
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; 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)