ERIC Number: ED316845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library's Summer Reading Program for Children. Final Report.
Robbins, Edward L.; Thompson, Linda W.
A study investigated the reading achievement of participants in the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library's incentive-based summer reading program. Subjects, 44 first, second, and third grade students from 23 different local public schools who had participated in the summer reading program at 4 inner-city brances of the public library, completed a brief survey and were administered the reading comprehension and vocabulary subtest of the California Achievement Test. Scores were compared to those obtained from the Indiana State Tests of Educational Progress administered before the summer reading program. While the results of the study are limited by the small sample size and the unknown impact of regular school instruction following the pretest, results indicated that students maintained the reading levels exhibited in the pretests. Results also indicated that (1) the average participant in the summer program read 50 books; (2) interactive reading with significant others was reported; and (3) the participants expressed positive attitudes about the summer reading program. (Six tables of data are included; 23 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis. Measurement and Evaluation Center for Reading Education.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress; California Achievement Tests