ERIC Number: ED371094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Learning Methodologies through Academics (Project ALMA). Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
This report assesses the Alternative Learning Methodologies through Academics (Project ALMA), which is designed to assist the academic progress of 531 Spanish-speaking students of limited English proficiency who attend John Bowne High School in Queens and John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx. Participating students received instruction in English; native language arts (NLA); and content area subjects of mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science. The project also offered preoccupational training in health-related careers. Project evaluation data show Project ALMA met its objectives for career advancement, grade retention, dropout reduction, and enrollment in postsecondary education. The project did not meet its Spanish native language arts, attendance, and parental involvement objectives. The project partially met its objectives for English as a second language (ESL) instruction (at one site), computer skills (for those taking computer courses), and content area subjects (in science). The report recommends that the project continue to expand the range of computer-skills instruction and to investigate reasons for the project's continuing difficulty in meeting its ESL and NLA objectives. These objectives should be modified if they are deemed unrealistic. Appendices contain a list of instructional materials and class schedules. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Objectives, Educationally Disadvantaged, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Outcomes of Education, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Student Improvement, Training
Office of Educational Research, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Bilingual Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York