ERIC Number: ED408844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Sanchez and Metz Elementary Schools: Dos Idiomas, Un Mundo. Dual Language Project. Title VII First-Year Evaluation Report, 1995-96.
Ernest, Harishini M.; Gonzalez, Rosa Maria
The first-year evaluation of a two-way Spanish/English bilingual education program at two Austin (Texas) elementary schools is presented. The developmental program has as its objectives the development of students' oral proficiency in Spanish and English, development of grade-level appropriate literacy in both languages, increase in academic achievement in reading, language, and mathematics, and changed attitudes toward bilingualism among students, parents, community, and staff. Baseline data were collected during the 1995-96 school year on the first cohort of 600 students in grades pre-K through 3. The report details program characteristics, the student population, baseline data corresponding to each of the objectives, and additional program services and policies. The latter include staff training and opportunities, parent outreach efforts, the parent advisory council, policy concerning parent refusals, development and administration of bilingual attitudinal questionnaires, a teacher professional survey, and project management findings. Long-term evaluation plans and project recommendations based on the first-year survey are also included. Contains 22 references and 16 tables. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Administrative Policy, Affective Objectives, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Aid, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Outreach Programs, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Two Way Immersion Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Accountability, Student Services, and Research.