ERIC Number: ED101272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying, Validating, and Multi-Media Packaging of Effective Reading Programs. Final Report.
Bowers, John E.; And Others
The major aim of this project was to develop dissemination packages for reading programs that had demonstrated effectiveness in improving reading achievement. The search involved a review of past research studies, computer stored abstracts, and library materials, as well as the obtaining of nominations from experts in the field and from the staff of educational, professional, and government organizations. Program information was obtained from a study questionnaire--the Program Information Form (PIF)--and from detailed program documents. The results of the search and screen tasks were: over 1,500 program candidates identified through nominations and literature searches were sent PIFs; 728 of these returned completed PIFs which were key punched and computer scored to rank programs on the basis of precoded answers to items pertaining to program evaluation; 27 programs were recommended for packaging and 222 were selected for the catalog. The 27 recommended for packaging were a small fraction of the programs reviewed but they were the only candidates judged by the American Institutes for Research staff reviewers to have met defensible standards for claims of effectiveness. (Author/WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Right to Read Program.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.