ERIC Number: ED215067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Title I Children's Program: Learning to Read through the Arts. Final Evaluation Report, 1980-1981.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
This is a 1980-81 evaluation report on Learning to Read Through the Arts (L.T.R.T.A.), a Title I Children's Program in place in the New York City Public Schools. The program, which offered intensive individualized reading instruction through the integration of a total arts program with a total reading program, served elementary school children, including some special education students, who were reading at least 1 year below grade level. The report presents the results of program evaluation in four components: (1) assessment of reading achievement of 1,066 regular students; (2) assessment of reading achievement of 94 special education students; (3) assessment of communications efforts between L.T.R.T.A. program staff and teachers in students' sending classes; and (4) analysis of the impact of the L.T.R.T.A. program's involvement in the National Diffusion Network (NDN), a system supported by the U.S. Department of Education to provide assistance to educational programs in materials acquisition and in the incorporation of improved practices in programs. Descriptions of programs and recommendations based on evaluation results are presented. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Evaluation.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Learning to Read Through the Arts Program; National Diffusion Network; New York City Board of Education
Note: For a related document, see ED 189 238. Prepared by the Ancillary Services Evaluation Unit.