ERIC Number: ED233311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Content Area Learning/Reading Project at the Cosgrove Junior High School.
The Content Area Learning/Reading Project at the Cosgrove Junior High School in Spencerport, New York, was initiated in the fall of 1979. The goals of the project were to foster effective instruction in all classrooms and to promote instruction based on sound principles and practices as indicated by research and by review of successful content area reading programs elsewhere. This report contains the findings of an evaluation of that project, which was undertaken to determine whether the project had successfully met the requirements of effectiveness, cost efficiency, and transferability, and whether it had verifiable evidence to support its claims of success. Various sections of the report provide (1) background information; (2) a project description; (3) procedures used in planning, implementing, and evaluating the project; and (4) the evaluation results, including assessments of the effectiveness of the teacher training program and project implementation, teacher and student attitudes, student achievement, and cost effectiveness. The report concludes that the project had met its goals in a cost effective manner. Among the appended materials are a sample teacher planning book, a class observation form, survey instruments, and survey results in a tabular form. (FL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Content Area Reading, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education, Integrated Activities, Junior High Schools, Program Content, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Appendixes K and L removed due to copyright restrictions. Some of the findings from this report were presented at the Annual Meeting of the New York State Reading Association (16th, Kiamesha Lake, NY, November 2-5, 1982).