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ERIC Number: ED059016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Pages: 10
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An Evaluation of the State Urban Education Program "Reading Diagnostic Center", District 10, New York City Board of Education.
Hedley, Carolyn N.
The District 10 Reading and Diagnostic Center was funded by a grant from the New York State Urban Education program. The staff includes a coordinator who is a reading specialist, two teachers, and four paraprofessionals. Children receive instruction in small groups of five or work individually with the machines and materials. The primary focus of the program is to serve second-grade children who are virtually nonreaders. An evaluation of the program was carried out through analysis of official records of the children in the program and a selected control group and through observations by qualified observers. Analysis of test results on 107 center children and 54 control children indicated an average gain in reading of 7 months for the center group versus an average gain of 2 months for the control group. Data gathered through observations and interviews also favored the program. Included in this report are a brief introduction to the program and its objectives, the evaluation design and procedures, the implementation of the program, and findings about the effectiveness of the program. It was recommended that the program be continued as it operated in the evaluation period. Tables are included. (AW)
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Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Inst. for Research and Evaluation.