ERIC Number: ED384226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Adelante...con GANAS! (Forward with Progress!) A Title VII Transitional Bilingual Program in Burbank Middle School 1993-94. Report on Education Programs. Evaluation Report.
Houston Independent School District, TX.
The purpose of this report was to describe the first year of the implementation of a bilingual program consisting of three levels of instruction: preliterate, beginning, and intermediate. Students were placed in one of the three levels following state and district guidelines. The instruction implemented was designed to serve students with little or no English facility. In addition, it addressed the needs of those limited-English-proficient students with little or no formal schooling, a condition that resulted in a low level of academic achievement. The program that was used employed both English and Spanish as the medium of instruction. The present evaluation involved analysis of students' standardized tests data, a staff survey, a parent survey, a student survey, and class observations. The findings indicate that students in the program made significant progress in Math and Spanish Reading. At the end of the first year, English oral proficiency of students was at the Non-Speakers level. All participants in the program including students, teachers and parents, expressed satisfaction with all of the program components. Recommendations for improvements are discussed. (Contains two references.) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Early Intervention, English (Second Language), Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mathematics Achievement, Middle Schools, Oral Language, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Surveys, Teaching Methods, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.