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ERIC Number: ED098527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
An Information Feedback System for Educational Decision Makers in a Large City Reading Program.
Escourt, Arnold
This paper details the development and implementation of a feedback system designed to provide information to various strata of decision makers. Data were collected in each of eight city districts in the following areas of reading achievement: mastery of upper and lower case letters, mastery of phonic skills, level of sight vocabulary and comprehension, and degree of structural analysis knowledge and skills. A form designed to collect mid-year and end-of-year data on reading achievement was used in each of 27 schools. The form consisted of four key categories--decoding, comprehension, study skills, and literature--and included 14 levels of pupil growth in each of the four areas. A section of the form was planned to record the highest level of pupil growth in each of the four categories. The mid-year data were used to assess overall class progress and to report to the parents about their child's reading achievement. End-of-year data were used to evaluate the impact of the program and to provide levels of pupil attainment not normally available at the grade, school, or district levels. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 15-19, 1974)