ERIC Number: ED315748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Language Development Component Compensatory Language Experiences and Reading, CLEAR-Reading Recovery Program, 1988-89. Final Evaluation Report.
Pollock, John S.
The 1988-89 Compensatory Language Experiences and Reading--Reading Recovery (CLEAR-RR) Program of the Columbus, Ohio, public schools was implemented to provide early intervention to 283 underachieving first-grade pupils 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. The major evaluation effort was to be accomplished through the administration of the Metropolitan Achievement Tests (MAT6). Due to the inappropriateness of the pretest and posttest levels and incomplete test data for a number of students, caution is advised in reviewing the results of the study. The evaluation sample was comprised of only 104 pupils. Tables are provided for the posttest scores, but no interpretation of the data is undertaken. Findings support continuation of the CLEAR-RR program. (Eight additional recommendations and 23 tables of data are included; survey instruments are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1