ERIC Number: ED343110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-11
Reference Count: N/A
Language Development Component Chapter 1 Reading Program 1990-91. Final Evaluation Report. Elementary and Secondary Education Act-Chapter 1.
Lore, Rosemary; Chamberlain, Ed
The Chapter 1 Reading Program of the Columbus, Ohio public schools provided assistance to selected underachieving students in grades one through eight in order that they might attain more fully their potential for and improvement of language and skills. The program featured small group instruction arranged according to pupil needs. The program provided service to a total of 4730 pupils in 83 public elementary schools, 26 public middle schools, and 7 nonpublic schools. Evaluation data included results of standardized tests and locally constructed instruments. Results indicated that the three desired outcomes were met: (1) 59.8% of 1612 pupils in an evaluation sample gained 3.0 or more normal curve equivalent (NCE), with an average gain of 5.9 NCE; (2) 91.9% of 1652 pupils in an evaluation sample were promoted to the next grade or passed their target courses; and (3) parents of 90.8% of the 1665 pupils participated in one or more specified parent involvement activities. Recommendations include: the reason for the small sample size should be determined; the strong support system provided by program administrators and coordinators should be continued; and planning at the building level should insure time for joint planning between program and classroom teachers. (Seventeen tables of data are included; two tables of data and various instruments are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1