ERIC Number: ED204713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
1980 Summer At-Home Reading Program. Interim Evaluation Report, Publication No. 80.61.
Doss, David; And Others
This report contains a brief summary of the evaluation of the Summer At-Home Reading Program, which was designed to improve the reading skills of low achieving elementary school children and to involve parents actively in their children's reading instruction. Among the positive findings reported for the program are that parents who participated were generally enthusiastic about the program and wanted to see it continued, were satisfied with the training they received, and did not report any major problems in finding assistance when necessary. Among the negative findings reported are: the program had no discernable impact on reading achievement as measured by standardized tests, many students were assigned materials that were either above or below their current level of reading achievement, and first grade students were "overselected" for the program. The major portion of the report consists of appendixes that contain data gathering forms, tests, and other materials used in the program evaluation. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.