ERIC Number: ED130244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Compensatory Reading Programs. Executive Summary.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.; RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
This report summarizes a study conducted by Educational Testing Service and RMC Research Corporation, of compensatory reading programs sponsored by Title I as well as those supported solely by state and local funds. The results show that in schools which received compensatory funds, the students most in need of it received additional help in overcoming their reading problems. Students who received this extra assistance tended not to fall further behind their peers in reading skills, in their liking for reading, and in their feelings about themselves as readers. On some of the reading tests used, compensatory students tended to catch up slightly. These results can be contrasted with those from earlier studies which showed that disadvantaged students without compensatory assistance fell progressively further behind in reading skills and attitudes. A limited number of unusually effective programs were identified which had in common a set of planning and management activities. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.; RMC Research Corp., Mountain View, CA.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I