ERIC Number: ED357124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Learning Methodologies through Academics (Project ALMA). 1991-92 Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
Under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Project Alternative Learning Methodologies through Academics (Project ALMA) in New York City was evaluated. It was designed to emphasize acquisition of English language and mathematics and computer skills. High school students were to take English as a Second Language (ESL) and mathematics, science, and social studies courses in Spanish. The project planned to offer native language arts (NLA) instruction through advanced placement levels. Project design included bilingual counseling and support services, with ESL and high school equivalency programs for the parents and adult siblings of project participants. In 1991-92, the second year of a 3-year plan, the project enrolled 196 male and 234 female Latino students of limited English proficiency. Project ALMA carried out most of its planned activities, with the exception of producing a newsletter and translating curriculum materials. Enrollment in computer classes was limited by lack of computer literate staff. Recommendations are made for project improvement at both project schools. Appendix A presents information on data collection and analysis, and Appendix B describes instructional materials. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Literacy, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Skills, Native Language Instruction, Nontraditional Education, Parent Participation, Science Education, Social Studies, 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.