ERIC Number: ED346220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
The Students Upgrading through Computer and Career Education Systems Services (Project SUCCESS). 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' Student Upgrading through Computer and Career Education Systems Services Program (Project SUCCESS). Project SUCCESS operated at 3 high schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan (Murry Bergtraum High School, Edward R. Murrow High School, and John Dewey High School). It enrolled limited English proficient (LEP) immigrant students, of whom 72 percent were eligible for the free lunch program; 363 students were enrolled in the fall and 279 students were enrolled in the spring of the 1990-91 school year. Project SUCCESS offered instruction in English as a Second Language, native language arts instruction in Chinese and Spanish, bilingual instruction in content area subjects, career orientation services, academic advisement, and college/university consultation for target students. Project SUCCESS also attempted to increase parents' awareness of career opportunities open to their children. The evaluation was conducted using student and director questionnaires, test scores, and interviews. Evaluation findings indicate that the program staff helped newly-arrived LEP students make a smooth transition into the New York City Public School system and encouraged parents to actively participate in various school programs. However, full computer programming was available only for students who speak Chinese or Spanish. It is recommended that Russian guidance and instruction services be added to serve the program's large Russian-speaking population. (JB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Chinese Americans, Compensatory Education, Computer Literacy, Disadvantaged Youth, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Urban Youth
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.