ERIC Number: ED357100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Harmony in Career Learning and Scholastic System (Project HI-CLASS). Transitional Bilingual Education, 1991-92. Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
Angelina, Edward; Duque, Diana L.
An evaluation was done of the first year of a 2-year renewal program at three high schools in New York City, Harmony in Career Learning and Scholastic System (Project HI-CLASS), designed to provide support services to students of limited English proficiency (LEP). The project proposed to provide individualized instruction focusing on basic skills, career development, and preoccupational training; instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), Native Language Arts (NLA) in Spanish and Chinese, and bilingual content areas; a bilingual newsletter at each project site; after-school tutoring and cultural enrichment activities; a 5-week summer institute for testing, placement, and remedial help; staff development with workshops and tuition assistance for continuing education; a parental component with ESL and high school equivalency classes and a bilingual parents' advisory committee; and curriculum materials. During the 1991-92 school year, the project enrolled 325 Spanish, 230 Chinese, and 4 other 9th through 12th grade students. Project HI-CLASS met its objectives for NLA, attitude toward heritage, cultural enrichment, career development, and parental involvement. It met one objective for staff development; and it partially met its objectives for attendance, dropout prevention, and content area subjects. The project failed to meet its ESL objective and one objective for staff development. Recommendations for program improvement are suggested. Appendixes describe data collection and analysis and instructional materials. (RLC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Development, Chinese Americans, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Evaluation, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Program Evaluation, 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
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.