ERIC Number: ED313668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Language Development Component, Compensatory Language Experiences and Reading: CLEAR--Reading Recovery Program 1987-88. Final Evaluation Report.
Thomas, Phyllis M.
The 1987-88 Compensatory Language Experiences and Reading-Recovery (CLEAR-RR) Program of the Columbus, Ohio Public Schools was implemented to provide early intervention to 393 underachieving first-grade pupils in Columbus, Ohio schools who appeared unlikely to learn to read successfully without intensive instruction. The program's two major goals were to develop and provide CLEAR-RR for the first grade pupils and to adapt and apply the inservice program for teachers. Specially trained teachers provided one-on-one half-hour daily lessons during the school year. Pupils included in the final pretest-posttest analysis had received 60 or more instructional lessons. Activities included reading and rereading books while the teacher maintained a record of strategies and errors, writing and reading stories, identifying letters, and analyzing sounds in words. Students discontinued the program when they had successfully achieved predetermined levels on the Reading Recovery Diagnostic Survey and the vocabulary and comprehension subtests of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills, Levels B and C. Analyses of the standardized test data included comparison of Total Reading scores, pretest to posttest, using percentiles and Normal Curve Equivalents. Results indicated that: (1) the 271 students who completed the program gained an average of 9.6 NCEs; and (2) a staff survey, principal survey, and parent survey indicated that respondents generally viewed the program as effective. Recommendations include continuing the program. (Thirty-three tables of data are included; survey instruments, results, and comments are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1