ERIC Number: ED101277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Cognitive Evaluation of the Pinellas County Reading System, 1973-74.
Elligett, Jane K.; Tocco, Thomas S.
The purpose of this study was to assess the reading growth of pupils in the Pinellas County (Florida) Reading System (PCRS) as compared with pupils in other types of reading programs. Data on 757 children in the target schools and 768 children in the comparison schools was analyzed. The conclusions reached in this evaluation were: that this study corroborates the findings of the earlier interim evaluation of PCRS; that despite consistently greater than expected gains, the PCRS gains were not statistically larger than were the gains in comparison schools; that in view of these findings, it appears that both the PCRS and the more traditional reading program produce better that expected reading gains; that cost estimates suggest the PCRS was less expensive than the tri-basal approach used in the comparison schools; and that no conclusion can be reached about comparative pupil, parent, and teacher attitudes as a result of this evaluation. (Data is presented in both narrative and table forms.) (RB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pinellas County District School Board, Clearwater, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida