ERIC Number: ED187301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of the Television Reading Project. Final Report.
Lamiell-Landy, Ann; And Others
This evaluation report is based on several types of data collected during the 1978-79 school year for the Television Reading Program (TVRP), a supplemental reading instruction project which is based on commercial television programs aired at prime time--scripts of TV programs with high popular appeal for youth serve as the basis for instructional activities designed to enhance reading achievement in upper elementary through lower high school grades. The effects of the program on reading achievement were assessed through an objective referenced test constructed by the California Test Bureau, and through standardized norm referenced tests which were routinely used by several of the districts. Student motivation was assessed through self report data provided by a reading questionnaire and through observation of TVRP and non-TVRP classes using an instrument specifically designed for reading achievement. Evaluations of three of the seven lessons by TVRP teachers suggest that materials are popular, fill a need, and depend on the actual script used for their appeal. Evidence also suggests that the TVRP enhances specific reading achievement skills, results in improved classroom behaviors, and constitutes a useful set of supplemental materials. (Author/JEG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Capital Cities Communications, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Education.