This data-rich report from CREDE presents a four-year study of newcomer programs in the United States. Using a detailed questionnaire, researchers collected and synthesized data on many characteristics of existing newcomer programs. The report describes the population that these newcomer programs serve as well as rationales for their recent development. The report presents findings regarding program model, program features, instructional design, student assessment, staffing and professional development, and parent and community connections. 2003. (RR12). (33 pp).
Beverly A. Boyson & Deborah J. Short
Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence