ERIC Number: ED186544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-19
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Title I Program, Community School Distrlct 31, New York City. 1978-79 School Year. Final Report, E.D.L. Reading Lab.
Knight, Michael E.
This program was designed to improve reading skills and to provide intensive remediation for students in grades six through nine. Specialized materials and equipment were provided by Educational Development Laboratories (EDL). The EDL Reading Laboratory utilized the Learning 100 program, a multi-modality developmental and remedial program. Small groups of students received instruction for no less than 40 minutes daily, five days a week. Constant feedback on individual and group progress was provided. Quantitative analysis of the program was based on a pretest/posttest design with the Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test serving as the measuring instrument. In all cases the actual posttest mean surpassed the predicted posttest mean. The primary strengths of the program were seen to be the positive manner of the personnel involved, the high expectation level set for student performance, and the high degree of individualization achieved by program participants. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community School District 31, Staten Island, NY.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (Staten Island)