ERIC Number: ED358440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-17
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Recovery Program 1991-92. Elementary and Secondary Education Act--Chapter 1. Final Evaluation Report.
Pollock, John S.
A study evaluated the effectiveness of the 1991-92 Reading Recovery program as implemented in the Columbus Public Schools. The program featured individualized one-on-one lessons provided by 48 specially trained teachers serving 227 pupils. Data included results of administration of Metropolitan Achievement Tests and Scott Foresman text reading level testing. The treatment group consisted of the 117 pupils who were either discontinued (78) or received 60 or more lessons but not discontinued (39). Results indicated that: (1) 102 pupils reached Scott Foresman level 8; (2) 93.8% of the pupils were not retained in grade one; (3) all pupils had parental involvement in the program; (4) 77.5% of 111 evaluation sample pupils gained 7.0 or more normal curve equivalents (NCEs); and (5) 84.8% of the teachers who had the Reading Recovery program serving children in their school found the program to be of value to their pupils. Results of analyses of long-term effects of Reading Recovery indicated that: (1) 40.4% of the pupils form the 1989-90 treatment group and 33.3% of the pupils from the 1990-91 treatment group were still being served in a compensatory education program; (2) of the 421 pupils from the 1989-90, 1990-91, and 1991-92 treatment groups who remained in the Columbus Public Schools through November 1992, 84.3% (355) followed a normal grade-level progression. Findings suggest continuation of the program with attention given to eight recommendations. (Twenty tables of data are included; survey and evaluation instruments are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Program Evaluation.