ERIC Number: ED247247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Service Schedule, Additional Services, and Student Gain in a Statewide Grade 2 Compensatory Education Program.
Rachal, Janella; Hoffman, Lee McGraw
This study examined the relationship between student performance in language arts and mathematics following state-funded remedial services addressing identified deficient skills and variables selected to represent potential additional instruction in these same skills: participation in Chapter 1, participation in special education, and retention in the grade at which the pretest had been administered. The students were those who had been administered the Louisiana Basic Skills Test in 1982 and who had received remedial services in 1982-83. For students who were retained in Grade 2 the posttest was the 1983 Grade 2 Basic Skills Test; promoted students were administered a parallel test developed for the program's evaluation. All of the analyses controlled for students' pretest scores. In general the results showed no difference in performance after remediation between students who had been promoted or retained, those in special or regular education, those receiving or not receiving Chapter 1, and those provided with remedial services at different times during the school year. Students who qualified for remediation in both subject areas had lower post-program performance than those who qualified in a single subject. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Office of Research and Development.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).