ERIC Number: ED356636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Model Developmental Program of Bilingual Education, Community School District 3, 1991-92. Evaluation Report.
Rivera, Natasha F.
A federally funded two-way bilingual education program implemented in New York City (New York) elementary and middle schools is described and evaluated. The program served 392 students in its second year, 158 of them limited-English-proficient (LEP) and 234 English-proficient (EP). It provided English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction to LEP students and Spanish language instruction to EP students, and content-area instruction with Spanish and English used equally in grades K-4 and English used about two-thirds of the time in grades 5-8. The project had an active parent involvement component, including ESL classes, educational field trips, and workshops involving both students and parents. Teachers could attend weekly staff development meetings and have college tuition reimbursed. The project met its objectives in ESL, content-area for LEP students, 4 of 5 staff development areas, and parent involvement. It did not meet content-area objectives for EP students, but their performance was comparable to city-wide performance. It did not meet objectives for Spanish as native and second languages. One staff development objective was not measurable. Recommendations include improved measurement of the unmeasured staff development objective or adjustment of the objective, and exploration of additional techniques to improve EP student English reading, mathematics, and Spanish reading. (MSE)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Inservice Teacher Education, Language of Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Spanish, Two Way Immersion Programs
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.