ERIC Number: ED352935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Pilot: Learning 100 On-Line System, 1991-92.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
During the spring 1992 term, James Monroe High School piloted Learning 100 On-Line, a remedial reading/literacy computer program developed by Educational Developmental Laboratories, Inc. The program, which was developed for junior high and high school students and adults reading at or below grade level, was implemented in two English-as-a-Second-Language, three Special Education, and four English classes. It is noted that Learning 100 On-Line is an integrated instruction and management system that diagnoses, prescribes, instructs, provides practice and reinforcement in, and evaluates mastery of reading, writing, vocabulary, and language competencies. It is noted further that it provides a multisensory, individualized approach which is designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles and educational backgrounds. An evaluation of the impact of the program on student attendance and academic achievement found the pilot to be successful on several levels. Several specific recommendations for schools that may wish to purchase the program are included. This report is presented in four sections: (1) Introduction--program background, evaluation methodology and scope of the report; (2) Program Implementation--use of the system, perceptions of the system and its strengths and weaknesses; (3) Student Outcomes--reading performance and attendance; and (4) Conclusions and Recommendations. Two tables present summaries of students' pre- and posttest scores on the reading comprehension subtest and spring 1992 percentage of attendance by group and gender. (ALF)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Attendance Patterns, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Formative Evaluation, High School Students, High Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Literacy, Pilot Projects, Pretests Posttests, Remedial Reading, Special Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.