ERIC Number: ED369211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Division of High Schools: Public Law 100.297 (Formerly 89-313): Instructional Support Program, 1992-93. OREA Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
The Division of High Schools Public Law 100.297 Instructional Support program serves eligible students, ages 12-21, who have entered New York City public schools after attending state-operated or state-supported settings and who are encountering difficulties adjusting to the high school special education environment. In 1992-93 the program served 317 eligible students from 78 schools. The program provided support for these students to improve reading and communication skills, based on direct training in the use of electronic instructional equipment and materials, specifically the Franklin Speaking Dictionary Companion and the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia. In addition, a small sample of students was given the NYNEX Visionphone. The devices were given to the students on a home-loan basis in order to help them with skills in communication and the use of reference materials. Teacher coaches trained and supported students and maintained regular contact with parents. Another program component, Arts in Education, provided schools with resident actors who employed various hands-on experiences that were integrated into subject content and adapted to meet the students' individual social, academic, and cultural needs. Performance of 126 students on a pretest/posttest indicated that 95 percent demonstrated improvement. Recommendations are offered for program administration. An appendix provides an evaluation summary concerning ENACT, one of the program's theater activities. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Skills, Disabilities, Electronic Equipment, Encyclopedias, High Schools, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, Reference Materials, Remedial Instruction, Special Schools, Student Adjustment, Theater Arts
Student Progress Evaluation Unit, Office of Research, Evaluation and Assessment, 110 Livingston St., Room 734, 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.