ERIC Number: ED316839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Art Carnival Creative Reading Program, 1988-89. E.C.I.A. Chapter 1. Evaluation Section Report.
Guerrero, Frank; And Others
The Chapter One Children's Art Carnival (C.A.C.) Creative Reading Program was designed to improve students' literacy skills through participation in creative arts activities integrated with instruction in reading and writing. Operating at sites in Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx, the 1988-89 program served 334 students in second through fifth grade. Each student was involved in three types of sessions--an art workshop, a plan and review session, and a story room (small group) session. The impact of the program on student achievement in reading and writing was determined by evaluating students' performance on standardized and norm-referenced reading tests and holistically scored writing tests against the program objectives. Second grade students exceeded the program's criteria for success in reading: 97% of the students mastered 3 or more skills, 83% mastered 4 or more skills, and 69% mastered 5 or more skills. Third grade students did not meet the program's criterion for success. All mean differences for the fourth and fifth grade students were statistically significant and educationally meaningful. Students in grades 2, 3, and 4 achieved statistically significant mean gains on holistically scored writing tests. Overall, 52% of the students improved in writing, meeting the program's criterion for success. During the past 4 years, approximately one-half of the program participants attained five or more reading skills and approximately one-half to two-thirds of the program participants improved in their writing performance. (Nine tables of data are included.) (MG)
Descriptors: Art Education, Childrens Art, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Reading Tests, Reading Writing Relationship, Remedial Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Writing Difficulties, Writing Research, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1