ERIC Number: ED428165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Emergency Immigrant Education Program (EIEP), 1996-97. Research Report on an Educational Program.
Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.
Services for immigrant students in the Houston Independent School District (Texas) are provided under provisions of the Emergency Immigrant Education Assistance Act. The implementation of these services was evaluated for the 1996-97 school year. A total of 20,558 eligible immigrant students were identified in the school district's database for 1996-97. Of these students, 84% indicated that Spanish was their home language. A total of 1,799 contacts and activities concerning the coordination of services to parents and students were recorded in 1996-97, fewer than the total for the previous year. More immigrant students took the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) reading test in 1996-97 and the percent passing increased from 41% to 62%. The percentages passing the writing and mathematics tests also increased substantially. The attendance rate for immigrant students was only slightly lower than that for all district students, but the high school graduation rate was only 48.4%, compared to 74.2% for the school district as a whole. Recommendations are made for increased early intervention for immigrant students, improved staff development, and increased opportunities for contact with parents, students, and the social service agencies that provide services for these students. Three appendixes contain information on the numbers of immigrant students by schools and their performance on TAAS tests. (Contains 2 figures and 11 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Accountability.