ERIC Number: ED371602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Readiness for Achieving through Valued Opportunities (Project BRAVO) Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
This report presents an evaluation of the Bilingual Readiness for Achieving through Valued Opportunities (Project BRAVO), an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its first year of operation at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn (New York) and Louis D. Brandeis High School in Manhattan (New York). Participating students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), and the content area subjects of mathematics, science, social studies, and computer science. Although Project Bravo implemented all of its planned activities, it failed to provide the data for the evaluation of the program at Louis D. Brandeis High School. An evaluation of the project at Boys and Girls High School found that it met its objectives for ESL, Spanish NLA, computer science, social studies, attendance, dropout prevention, referral to special education, career orientation, staff development, and parental involvement. It failed to meet its objectives for math, science, placement in gifted programs, enrollment in postsecondary institutions, and curriculum development. Recommendations for program improvement are included. Two appendixes provide lists of instructional materials used in the program and class schedules. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Staff Development, Transitional Programs
Office of Educational Research, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.