ERIC Number: ED200905
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Administration of a Reading Curriculum Evaluation Instrument (the West Virginia "Criteria of Excellence") in a Controlled Setting: Implications for Elementary School Reading Program Practice and Improvement.
Brinzer, Raymond J.; Cutlip, Glen
Six elementary school principals and their staff members, participants in the West Virginia Model Schools Project, used a curriculum evaluation instrument ("Criteria of Excellence") at the beginning and end of a two-year project to improve their reading programs. The results were used to provide formative and needs assessment data, generate plans for individually tailored curriculum improvement projects using West Virginia Right-to-Read program materials, and obtain summative data relative to needs fulfillment resulting from plan implementation. The findings were then compiled into a report to be used as a resource by schools interested in reading curriculum evaluation and improvement. Results indicated that the instrument was comprehensive, increased faculty knowledge of salient program aspects, and was a good assessment tool. Criticisms of length, redundancy, technical language, and complexity were noted. It appeared, based on rating scale information, that different levels of personnel perceived the value and ease of instrument use in line with their reading background. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Criteria of Excellence; West Virginia Model Schools Project
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).