ERIC Number: ED330750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
District 75/Citywide Chapter 1/P.C.E.N. Remedial Reading and Mathematics 1989-90. OREA Report.
Tierney, William; Simmel, Arnold
This report evaluates a Chapter 1 program designed by the Divison of Special Education's District 75/Citywide of the New York City Board of Education to provide remedial reading instructional services to students with severe handicaps at 15 public and 3 nonpublic school sites serving approximately 883 students. Among these students, 139 also received mathematics instruction. The 1989-90 program, funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, was designed to serve students who need remedial reading or mathematics instruction and those who have improved their skills by participating in the program but continue to need assistance to maintain those gains. The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (OREA) found that 81 percent of students gained in reading comprehension, thus surpassing the program goal of 75 percent. The program did not, however, meet either of its mathematics goals, which were that 80 percent of students would master 2 or more, and 30 percent would master 5 or more mathematics objectives per 20 sessions attended. The results were 48 percent and 12 percent respectively. The report presents recommendations for more staff development, greater parent and teacher involvement, more computers, better assessment, and other improvements. Statistical data are presented in two tables. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; New York City Board of Education