ERIC Number: ED319009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 1 Reading Skills Center Program 1988-89. Evaluation Section Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
A study evaluated the Chapter 1 Reading Skills Center program which provided supplementary, individualized instruction in reading and writing to 176 eligible students in grades four through eight from four nonpublic schools in New York City. Major goals were to enable students to develop competency in reading and to integrate reading skills into all subject areas in the classroom. Face-to-face services were offered to 144 students, while 32 students received a combination of face-to-face and computer-assisted instruction (CAI). The program was evaluated through site visits, review of data from program documents, interviews with program teachers, and analyses of mean gains in standardized test scores. Results indicated that overall mean gains for students receiving face-to-face instruction were statistically significant, meeting the program's criterion for success. The overall mean gains for students receiving face-to-face instruction in combination with CAI were statistically significant for the reading comprehension and language mechanics subtests, also meeting the program's criterion for success. The overall gain on the language expression subtest was not statistically significant and did not meet the criterion for success. Chapter 1 teachers utilized a rich repertoire of teaching strategies derived from staff development, and a parental involvement program sponsored workshops for parents and kept them informed of their children's progress. (Eight tables of data are included, and one appendix includes a brief description of Chapter 1 Nonpublic School Reimbursable Services, 1988-89.) (MG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: California Achievement Tests