ERIC Number: ED307346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the 1987-1988 EIA Remedial and Compensatory Program.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.
Evaluation of South Carolina's 1987-88 Remedial and Compensatory Program, funded by the state's Education Improvement Act of 1984 (EIA), shows that the program was successful in raising the participants' achievement. The programs include basic skills learning in reading and mathematics in all grades, and writing in grades 6-12, but not all grades and skill areas were evaluated. Gains in achievement were measured by assessing the differences between students' pretest and posttest Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) scores, referred to as "gain scores," that indicate whether the student performed better or worse than would have been expected if he or she had not attended the program. A 4-year longitudinal analysis was also performed on data for the Class of 1996 cohort. Findings included the following: (1) average NCE gains for most programs in most grades were substantial; (2) the Compensatory Mathematics Program showed the highest gain (8.73 NCE), followed by the Compensatory Reading (5.11 NCE), Remedial Mathematics (4.60 NCE), and Remedial Reading Programs (4.15 NCE); and (3) the majority of students participated in a Compensatory Program for only 1 year, a somewhat smaller number participated for 2 years, and relatively few participated for 3 or 4 years. Statistical data are included on 18 tables and 8 graphs. Statistical data on the average NCE achievement gains by school for the 1986-87 and 1987-88 EIA Compensatory programs are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Research.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina