ERIC Number: ED238955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
High School Reading Program, 1977-1978, Funded Under PL 81-874. Final Evaluation Report.
Educational Planning and Research, Boston, MA.
Boston's Title I High School Reading Program (1977-78) was intended to meet the needs of educationally deprived children from low-income families. Although few test scores were available, it appeared that 50 percent of the program students achieved the designated one-year gain in reading comprehension. Only 4 percent of the approximately 425 participants successfuly completed all 123 lessons, and at least 38 percent were absent from 50 to 95 percent of the time. Parental involvement was limited. Materials were late in arriving, and some of them were regarded by staff as inadequate. The diversity of reading levels among participants necessitated the use of extensive individualized instruction rather than a more comprehensive approach and limited the use and benefits of group work. Inservice training for teachers and aides was limited. There was sometimes a lack of coordination between the efforts of remedial and content area teachers, and between program activities and the home and the community. In some schools, facilities were inadequate. Teachers and administrators were generally enthusiastic about the program, though they felt it could be useful for many more students than were actually participating. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Public Schools, MA.
Authoring Institution: Educational Planning and Research, Boston, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)