ERIC Number: ED271534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Grover Cleveland High School Project CAUSA 1984-1985. OEE Evaluation Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
This program, Project CAUSA, provided instruction in English as a second language (ESL), native language arts, and content-area courses, in addition to a career and vocational training program focused on office and computer skills, to a selected group of 141 Hispanic and Italian immigrant students of limited English proficiency (LEP). Students entered the program with a wide range of educational backgrounds and levels of native language and English proficiency. The program's aim was to help recently arrived students in the acculturation process, provide basic language, academic, and vocational skills while enhancing appreciation of their native cultures and languages. Staff development activities included training workshops and monthly department meetings. Career counseling services included career guidance, and job placement services along with academic and personal counseling, referral services, tutoring, and family contacts and advisement. Student achievement data indicate students met program objectives in English language development. Passing rates in Italian and Spanish surpassed 75 percent both semesters. Passing rates in substantive areas and bilingual business classes were significantly greater than those of mainstream students. Attendance rate was significantly higher, but their dropout rate not significantly lower than mainstream students. (MCK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), High Schools, Immigrants, Mainstreaming, Multicultural Education, Native Language Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, Staff Development, Vocational Education
Office of Educational Evaluation, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston St., Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Office of Educational Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)