ERIC Number: ED316883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1: Developing Language Arts Competencies through Literature (DLACL) Program. Final Report 1988-89. Executive Summary.
Nechworth, John; And Others
This study examined the impact of Chapter 1 Developing Language Arts Competencies through Literature (DLACL) program in Houston, Texas, in the academic achievement of students served during the 1988-89 school year. A total of 8,505 students in grades 1-5 were served by the program. The investigation was designed to provide answers to the following research questions: (1) was there a difference between the Chapter 1 students and the non-Chapter 1 comparison group in reading/language arts at grade levels 2 through 5; (2) what was the performance of the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students on the initial administration of the Spanish Assessment of Basic Education (SABE) at grade levels 1 through 5 and (3) what was the performance of the first grade non-LEP students on the Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT-6)? Results of the first research question indicated: the program objective was met at three of the four grade levels on the MAT-6 reading test, with the Chapter 1 students performing as well as the comparison group at grades 2, 3, and 5, and the program objective was met at three of the four grade levels on the MAT-6 language test, with the Chapter 1 students performing as well as the comparison group at grades 2, 4, and 5. Question 2 results indicated that the Chapter 1 LEP students enrolled in the DLACL program scored above grade level on the SABE reading test at grade 1 and 2 and below grade level at grade 3, 4, and 5. Question 3 results indicated that the Chapter 1 non-LEP first grade students enrolled in the DLACL program scored below grade level on the MAT-6 reading and language subtests. (Four tables of data are included.) (MG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Achievement Tests; California Test of Basic Skills