ERIC Number: ED450590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Project Great Start Biennial Evaluation Report.
Rudy, Dennis W.
Project Great Start is designed to provide non-, limited-, and near-native English proficient students with improved, intensified, and increased learning opportunities for accelerated English acquisition and significant academic achievement. It focuses on three groups: students, parents, and school staff. Students and parents benefit from separate resource centers focused on their needs, and school staff benefit from system-wide professional training workshops and university-sponsored courses. The project is given top marks for curriculum design and language of instruction, professional development, program management, and effectiveness of implementation. Based on the results of several standardized tests, participant observation, student portfolios, student retention, and institutional records, it is concluded that Project Great Start has been and continues to be a very effective program. Eight references and several charts are included. (KFT)
Descriptors: Charts, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Interviews, Limited English Speaking, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Participant Observation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A