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ERIC Number: ED360867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Descubriendo la lectura: An Early Intervention Spanish Language Literacy Project.
Escamilla, Kathy; And Others
During the 1989-90 school year, Descubriendo la Lectura, a Spanish-language adaptation of the English Reading Recovery project was implemented in a large urban school district in Arizona. The program is designed to identify first-grade students at risk of becoming poor readers and to provide a series of intense short-term learning experiences that assist in acquisition of inner control needed to become independent readers. First-year research efforts in the program focused on construction of a Spanish observation survey and determination of its reliability and validity. For the study, data were collected on 144 first-graders who were ethnically Mexican-American and dominant Spanish-speaking; all were learning to read in Spanish. Data collection included administration of the English and Spanish versions of a language assessment scale, of a standardized Spanish reading achievement test, and of the Spanish version of the observation instrument designed for the program. Results established the survey instrument as reliable and valid for Mexican-American students in the study. Further, results compared favorably with validity and reliability of the English survey version. Further research on the instrument's use with other regional or dialectal populations is recommended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona