ERIC Number: ED064682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Effective? Acceptable? Profiles of Effectiveness and Acceptability of the Reading Program in the Atlanta Elementary Schools 1970-71.
A model utilizing the concepts "effectiveness" and "acceptability" was the basis for analyzing reading programs in 120 Atlanta elementary schools during 1970-71. Gain rate of effectiveness and level of acceptability were based upon six factors influencing student achievement--pupils' entry knowledge, families' economic level, pupil attendance, class size, school enrollment stability, and extent of student failure--which together, accounted for approximately 91% of the variance of actual from predicted achievement. Analysis of data prompted these conclusions, among others: (a) approximately one-sixth of the school reading programs performed in an effective and acceptable manner, although approximately two-thirds performed in an effective manner (actual exceeding predicted gains), and approximately one-fifth performed acceptably (exceeding national reading norms); (b) approximately one-third of the school programs were judged neither effective nor acceptable; and (c) compensatory funds were spent in a negative relationship to the pupils' level of performance. (Accompanying the report are 120 pages of supporting tables.) (Author/RD)
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Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)