ERIC Number: ED098548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Community Based Right to Read Program.
Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.
A sample of 24 community-based Right to Read projects, 13 serving in-school youth and 11 serving out-of-school adults, were evaluated in this study. The objectives were to measure improvement in reading achievement and to analyze the relationships between achievement and programs, staff, and student characteristics. Testing and data collection was conducted between December 1973 and May 1974 and included pre- and post-testing of reading achievement, completion of individual student and staff data forms, collection of attendance data, and administration of an attitude scale and of staff questionnaires. Classroom and tutoring activities were also observed. Analysis of the data revealed, among other findings, that: students who were older, had more prior schooling, and had highest entry level skills gained the most; students and adults who perceived their attendance as voluntary did better than those who did not; and the number of hours of participation in the programs did not relate to outcome, but students who attended the greatest proportion of classes did better than students with irregular attendance. A 140-page appendix contains the tests, forms, and instructions used in the study and the profiles for each project included in the study. (TO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.