ERIC Number: ED421855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Evaluation of English Language Development Programs in the Santa Ana Unified School District. A Report on Data System Reliability and Statistical Modeling of Program Impacts.
Mitchell, Douglas E.; Destino, Tom; Karam, Rita
In response to concern about the effectiveness of programs for English-as-a-Second-Language students in California's schools, the Santa Ana Unified School District, in which over 80 percent of students are limited-English-proficient (LEP) conducted a study of both the operations and effectiveness of the district's language development program, using data accumulated over several years. The findings, documented in this report, cover five broad areas: information system reliability; language development services for LEP students; development of English fluency; impacts on reading and mathematics achievement; and an analysis of school attendance data. The report concludes with 14 recommendations for action in three areas: improving language development program effectiveness; improving data systems operations; and further study. Appended materials detail the technical aspects of the study. Contains 35 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance Patterns, Change Strategies, Data Processing, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Information Systems, Language Fluency, Language Proficiency, Limited English Speaking, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement Techniques, Organizational Change, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Reading Skills, Research Needs, School Districts, Second Language Programs, Statistical Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Educational Research Cooperative, Riverside.