ERIC Number: ED253577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Chapter 1 Sustained Effects Study. Education Consolidation and Improvement Act - Chapter 1.
Brown, Roger; Duffy, John
Once every three years, school districts receiving Chapter 1 funds are required to conduct a study of the sustained effects of their Chapter 1 programs. To meet this requirement, the Columbus Public Schools employed a fall-spring-fall test design to determine the degree to which pupils who participated in the Compensatory Language Experiences and Reading (CLEAR) program remained at least at the same level from spring of the treatment year until fall of the next school year. Over 2,000 elementary and middle school students were in the evaluation sustained effects group. The results indicate some decline in most grade levels in reading during the summer months, with grades 6 and 7 having the greatest percentage of pupils who maintained their achievement level from the previous spring. In grades 2 through 5, over 36 percent of the students maintained their achievement level. The first grade had achieved the greatest growth at the end of the instructional period, but also showed the greatest decline over the summer. (BW)
Publication Type: 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; Sustained Effects Study