ERIC Number: ED249252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Language Development Component, Secondary Developmental Reading Program. Final Evaluation Report.
Beck, Donald; Chamberlain, Ed
This report evaluates the Secondary Developmental Reading Program, a component of the Ohio Disadvantaged Pupil Program Fund (DPPF), in terms of the 1982-83 program objectives. Twelve project reading teachers worked in eight Columbus senior high schools with 843 pupils scoring at or below the 36th percentile in reading achievement. A pilot project using Commodore PET computers for computer-assisted instruction and computer-managed instruction (CAI/CMI) served 261 of the students. The program stressed literacy survival skills and featured diagnostic testing, individualized and small group instruction, on-going pupil evaluation, and teacher inservice meetings. Student data (n=372) were collected from pupil census information, the Metropolitan Achievement Test, and hands-on computer reading tests. Teacher data came from three inservice evaluation and assessment instruments. In-process evaluation data were obtained from classroom observations. The evaluation procedures, results and recommendations are discussed, including a cost-benefit analysis. The reading achievement gain objective of 10.5 Normal Curve Equivalents (NCE's) was not attained, but the CAI/CMI objective of seven prescriptive reading skills was. Only one of three inservice objectives was met. Due to ongoing problems of pupil attendance and achievement and drastic funding reductions, all DPPF project evaluations should be reviewed for program revision. Appendix contains the evaluation and assessment forms. (BS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Objectives, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Low Achievement, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Reading Achievement, Remedial Programs, State Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Test Results
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
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; Ohio Disadvantaged Pupil Program Fund