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ERIC Number: ED040012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 12
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An Approach to Evaluation of a Reading Program in the Public School Setting.
Fleming, Margaret
A description of the evaluation plan used in the Reading Improvement Project in Cleveland's target Title I elementary schools is presented. The plan's formation was influenced by two guidelines: (1) the necessity of providing for procedures to overcome threats to the validity of the findings so that some sound assessment of program effects could be made and (2) a desire to remain sensitive and responsive to realities of the school worlds involved--particularly concerns of pupils and staff participating in the project. Three of the critical issues encountered, among many, and the solutions found for them are given. The issues were (1) random assignment of pupils to project services, (2) choice of a model of analysis appropriate to the program's data collection procedures, and (3) the determination of whether or not experimental and control pupils received significantly different final reading marks from their classroom teachers. Covariates and dependent variables used as factors in the evaluation are listed. (Author/NH)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference, Minneapolis, Minn., Mar. 2-6, 1970