ERIC Number: ED429456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Project RESPECT. Third Year Program Evaluation Report.
Kester, Don; Plakos, John; Santos, Will
In January 1995, John Marshall High School (Los Angeles, California) implemented a 3-year bilingual special alternative instructional program, Redesign of Educational Services Providing Enhanced Computer Technology (Project RESPECT). The federally funded program was to prepare limited-English-proficient (LEP) high school students for higher education, job training, or work. Specific objectives were for interdisciplinary teams to create instructional units while delivering structured English language instruction to this population, design a multimedia instructional program, offer parent training to foster partnerships with parents, and develop a peer support network of advanced LEP students to help newly-enrolled students gain access to available resources. The third-year evaluation of the project, presented here, measures levels of attainment of seven specific objectives and the success of project procedures, focusing on the goal of full English competence for participating students to meet grade promotion requirements and maximize school and community participation. All objectives were met except for two whose measurement was found to be impossible. Substantial appended materials include three samples of language production by participating students. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, English (Second Language), High School Students, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Limited English Speaking, Multimedia Instruction, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Social Support Groups
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA.