ERIC Number: ED329991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Delaware Middle Level Computer Writing Project First Year Evaluation Report.
Dusewicz, Russell A.; Beyer, Francine S.
This study examined the effectiveness of the first year of a project designed to support the use of computers to improve the writing skills of middle level students. Subjects, 2,285 students from all of the 16 school districts in Delaware, engaged in daily writing activities on computers using the process approach to writing. One teacher from each district was provided training and technical assistance to facilitate appropriate hardware and software acquisition and use of the writing process. Program implementation was assessed, as were student writing skills and attitudes toward writing. Results indicated that: (1) adequate orientation and training were provided to the participating schools; (2) students significantly gained in writing skills, enjoyment of writing, and in enjoyment of computer-assisted instruction; and (3) teachers enjoyed using the program. (One figure and six tables of data are included; 14 project documents and data collection instruments are attached.) (RS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Elementary Education, Instructional Innovation, Middle Schools, Process Approach (Writing), Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction, Writing Research, Writing Skills
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.