ERIC Number: ED327821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Language Development Component Compensatory Language Experiences and Reading, CLEAR-Reading Recovery Program, 1989-90. Final Evaluation Report.
Pollock, John S.; And Others
The 1989-90 Compensatory Language Experiences and Reading-Recovery (CLEAR-RR) Program of the Columbus, Ohio Public Schools was implemented to provide early intervention to 514 underachieving first-grade pupils who appeared unlikely to learn to read successfully without intensive instruction. Specially trained teachers provided one-on-one half-hour daily lessons during the school year. The 184 pupils included in the final pretest-posttest analysis had received 60 or more instructional lessons or were successfully discontinued from the program and reported valid scores for the pretest and posttest. The major evaluation effort was to be accomplished through the administration of the Metropolitan Achievement Tests (MAT6). Results indicated that the program met each of the three desired outcomes: (1) over half of the students had a normal curve equivalent gain of 3.0 or better; (2) 90% of the students were not retained in the first grade; and (3) 95% had parental involvement in the program. Findings support continuation of the CLEAR-RR program. (Eight additional recommendations and 24 tables of data are included; survey instruments are attached.) (RS)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Early Intervention, Grade 1, High Risk Students, Individualized Reading, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Remedial Reading, Underachievement
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers: CLEAR Reading Recovery Program; Columbus Public Schools OH; Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Metropolitan Achievement Tests
Note: For 1988-89 report, see ED 315 748.