ERIC Number: ED357125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Project Data Tech. 1991-92 Final Evaluation Profile. OREA Report.
Project Data Tech targeted Spanish- and Haitian-speaking students of limited English proficiency at a high school in Brooklyn. Students who were admitted scored at or below the 40th percentile on the Language Assessment Battery, were new arrivals into the country, and wanted to join the computer-aided drafting (CAD) or cosmetology programs. Students received instruction in English as a Second Language, native language arts (NLA), and bilingual content area subjects. The design included non-instructional services such as guidance, job placement, extracurricular activities, and family assistance. The project served 78 male and 97 female students, with gender not reported for 5. Evaluation under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act indicated that, for the most part, the project carried out the activities proposed in its design. Computer training was effective; and tutoring was available in English, NLA, and mathematics. A Parent Advisory Council breakfast meeting was held monthly for parents of project students. Objectives were met in most areas, but objectives for English and career placement were not met. Recommendations are made for program improvement. Appendix A describes data collection and analysis, and Appendix B describes instructional materials. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Career Education, Computer Assisted Design, Cosmetology, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), Haitians, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Language Minorities, Limited English Speaking, Native Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Urban Schools, Vocational Education
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.