ERIC Number: ED371611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Project Reach Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.
Project Reach was a federally-funded program in its fifth and final year of operation at one Bronx (New York) high school in 1992-93. It served 926 Spanish-speaking students of limited English proficiency in grades 9-12, an increase of 184 students over the previous year, reflecting an influx of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. Participating students received instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), native language arts (NLA), mathematics, science, and social studies. Severely undereducated students were block-programmed into a remedial component offering intensive instruction at an elementary level. The project monitored the achievement of participating students, contacting the parents of students in difficulty and taking honor roll students on field trips. It also reimbursed tuition fees for staff taking college courses, and project staff coached inexperienced teachers in bilingual education techniques. Establishment of an active parent involvement component faltered in the previous year, but the project did maintain communication with parents of students having difficulty and recruited parents to accompany field trips. The project met its objectives for ESL, science, attendance, staff development, and parent attendance at open houses. It did not meet its NLA objective or ESL and NLA objectives for the remedial component. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance Patterns, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Field Trips, High Schools, Immigrants, Inservice Teacher Education, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Native Language Instruction, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Social Studies, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development
Dr. Tomi Deutsch Berney, Bilingual, Multicultural, and Early Childhood Evaluation, OREA, Board of Education of the City of New York, 110 Livington Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rural Sociological Society, Bozeman, MT.