ERIC Number: ED249247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Language Development Component, Compensatory Language Experiences and Reading Program. Final Evaluation Report.
Chamberlain, Ed; And Others
This report evaluates the 1982-83 Compensatory Language Experience and Reading Program (CLEAR), which served 5392 Ohio students, grades K-8, whose reading skills achievement was at or below the 36th percentile. The program featured individual or small group instruction. Instructional techniques and materials based on skill-centered objectives were applied to fit individual needs. Inservice training was provided for the 122 program teachers. Two pilot projects utilized computer-assisted instruction and computer-managed instruction (CAI/CMI). Data included: (1) pupil and teacher census information; (2) Metropolitan Achievement Test scores; (3) CAI/CMI prescriptive reading skills results; (4) parent involvement information; (5) various teacher inservice attitude and achievement measures; and (6) process evaluation data from on-site classroom visits. The sample contained 3356 English-speaking students. The 1982-83 CLEAR Program approached, but did not attain, the Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) program performance objective of 1.5 NCE points per month. The microcomputer pilot projects increased mastery of specific reading and language skills, but had lower NCE results than the regular treatment group. Tables of supporting data are included. The appendix contains the forms and survey instruments used. (BS)
Descriptors: Aptitude Treatment Interaction, Compensatory Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Low Achievement, Parent Participation, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, State Programs, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers: Columbus Public Schools OH; Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Metropolitan Achievement Tests