ERIC Number: ED330751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
District 75/Citywide E.C.I.A. Chapter 1 Reading and Mathematics with Athletics. Summer 1989. OREA Report.
Torres, Marcia; Askins, William
This report evaluates a summer program funded under Chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA) and administered by the Division of Special Education of the New York City Board of Education. The 1989 Chapter 1 Reading and Mathematics with Athletics summer program served 1,537 students with mild to moderate handicaps in grades 2 through 8 at 13 sites in elementary, intermediate, and junior high public and nonpublic schools. The program was designed to provide reading and mathematics instruction while fostering social and emotional development. The program goal was that 75 percent of students attending a minimum of 15 sessions would master 2 or more skill objectives on the reading and mathematics Individualized Criterion-Referenced Test (ICRT). Almost all teachers used a holistic approach to instruction and found it satisfactory. Many integrated reading with athletic activities, field trips with daily lessons, reading with math lessons, and athletics with math lessons. The program surpassed its goals in both reading and mathematics. Analysis of the ICRT results indicated that 94 percent of students mastered two or more reading objectives and 97 percent mastered two or more mathematics objectives. The report presents five recommendations and includes statistical data in three 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