ERIC Number: ED185256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Jefferson County Adult Reading Project. Final Report.
Jefferson County Board of Education, Louisville, KY.
Through the Jefferson County Adult Reading Project, 293 students functioning at a 3.9 reading level and below attended reading classes. Test results demonstrated the growth in educational advancement while retention rates and growing enrollment showed other measures of success in the project components. The Word Identification, Word Attack, and Passage Comprehension sections of the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test, Forms A and B, were used as pre- and post-tests to collect statistical data. Gains were reported per thirty hours of instruction. Recruitment techniques used were intended not only to recruit students but also to create community awareness of the problems of adult illiteracy. The basic reading program chosen for use by the teacher (three were used in the project) was not shown to have a statistically significant effect on academic gains. Analysis of test scores indicated that (1) students completing more grades in school and those with the least amount of time lapsed between termination of formal schooling and enrollment in the program showed greater gains; (2) there was no significant difference between scores by males and females; (3) class time and day had no effect on student gains; and (4) as the number of instructional hours increased (hours attended), the gain increased. (Project information, including recruitment materials and data and enrollment and attendance data, are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County Board of Education, Louisville, KY.
Identifiers: Kentucky (Jefferson County); Woodcock Reading Mastery Test