ERIC Number: ED029771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Pupil Growth in Reading in the More Effective Schools.
Forlano, George; Abramson, Jack
This ESEA/Title I project reports a longitudinal comparison of pupils from 21 More Effective Schools (MES) with pupils from nine control schools in New York City. The Metropolitan Achievement Tests were administered to pupils in grades 2 through 6 in all MES and in selected control schools. Alternate forms were used at initial testing time in October 1965 and at final testing time in April 1967. Data were treated in three ways: (1) Growth in grade scores was compared with normal growth over the periods involved. (2) MES pupils' gain in grade scores was compared with the gain in grade scores achieved by a comparable group in control schools over the same period of instruction. (3) A comparison was made of deviations from the norms at initial and at final testing times of the obtained median grade score of MES and of control groups. The MES as a group were more effective than the control schools in reducing retardation of their pupils and in producing larger percents of pupil who reached and surpassed the norm between initial and final testing times. Tables are included. (WB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Bureau of Educational Research.