ERIC Number: ED173349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
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A Follow-up Study of Rhode Island Title I Participants.
DeVito, Pasquale J.; Rubinstein, Sherry S.
Highlights of a followup study involving 1,179 remedial reading students in Rhode Island, grades 2 and 4, were examined. Since the study focused on determining the effect of Title I programs beyond one school year, the sample included students who did and did not continue to receive Title I services. It was not possible to determine whether each student had received these services prior to the study. Findings were based on the assumption that without Title I intervention, standard scores on the California Achievement Tests would remain at the same percentile from one testing period to the next. After the first year, students who left the program scored significantly higher than their counterparts; both groups exceeded scores expected without Title I intervention, using pretest scores as a basis of comparison. After the second year, using first year posttest scores for comparison, students were either at or below the level expected without treatment. Use of the original pretest score as the comparison criterion may be the most reasonable approach, since it is unlikely that disadvantaged students can maintain rapid rate of achievement gained during intensive remedial instruction. (CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I