ERIC Number: ED343109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-9
Reference Count: N/A
Early Literacy Program Grades One and Two 1990-91. Final Evaluation Report.
Pollock, John S.
The Early Literacy Program in the Columbus, Ohio public schools provided early intervention to underachieving first- and second-grade pupils who appeared unlikely to read and write successfully without additional reading instruction. The program featured small group instruction for 40-45 minutes daily. During 1990-91, 65 teachers served 1477 pupils in 43 schools. Lessons were tailored to build on what pupils already knew while strengthening a self-improvement system which would lead to continued growth. The evaluation effort was accomplished through administration of Metropolitan Achievement Tests and locally constructed instruments. Results indicated that the three established desired outcomes were met: (1) 152 pupils of an evaluation sample of 248 pupils gained at least 3.0 normal curve equivalents in total reading; (2) 240 pupils of an evaluation sample of 263 pupils were promoted to the next grade level; and (3) parents of 256 of a sample of 265 pupils participated in the program by visiting and/or volunteering in the classroom. Findings support the continuation of the program. (Seven specific recommendations and eight tables of data are included; a calendar worksheet, parent involvement log, and a pupil data sheet are attached.) (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Compensatory Education, Early Intervention, Emergent Literacy, Family Involvement, Grade 1, Grade 2, High Risk Students, Instructional Effectiveness, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Remedial Reading, Small Group Instruction, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Metropolitan Achievement Tests