ERIC Number: ED333129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Learning To Read Program. End of Year Report/Final Performance Report. Fiscal Year 1988 (October 1, 1988-September 30, 1989).
The Boulder Public Library offered a one-to-one free literacy program aimed at middle-class nonreaders. During the fiscal year October 1988 to September 1989, the program matched 60 new students with volunteer tutors; of these, 52 enrolled, boosting enrollment to 90 students. The program also conducted assessment tests on 72 students and implemented a program of retesting after about 50 hours of tutoring. Testing showed that developmentally disabled students improved about one-half grade level after 50 hours, and nondevelopmentally disabled students improved 1.3 grade levels on word recognition and 1.3 grade levels on comprehension. The program also conducted four 12-hour tutor training sessions and five tutor inservice workshops. Two pilot student support group meetings were held and were well received. The program also raised local funds from corporations and other donors, participated in a walk-a-thon, and conducted many community outreach and networking efforts. Recommendations for improvement included more involvement with the business community, increased emphasis on workplace literacy, and increased services to jail inmates. (Approximately two-thirds of the document consists of appendixes that include the following: (1) new student intake form; (2) tutor training packet; (3) program newsletters; (4) program summary sheet; (5) samples of computer database records; (6) copies of local newspaper coverage; and (7) a list of purchased resource materials.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boulder Public Library, CO.
Identifiers: Colorado (Boulder)