ERIC Number: ED363674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
District 75/Citywide Programs, Chapter 1. Remedial Reading and Mathematics Program. OREA Evaluation 1991-92. OREA Report.
The Chapter 1 Remedial Reading and Mathematics Program was implemented in New York City by the Division of Special Education's District 75/Citywide Programs to provide remedial instructional services to students with severe handicaps at 23 public and 3 non-public school sites serving approximately 1,220 students; among these students, 77 also received mathematics instruction. Overall, the program fell slightly below its achievement goal that 75 percent of students gain in reading skills as measured on the Stanford Diagnostic Test. Of the 769 students who attended at least 20 sessions, only 72.0 percent (554) showed a gain in reading skills. Of the 5 students who attended at least 20 mathematics sessions, 11.1 percent learned new mathematics skills at the rate of 5 per 20 sessions, and 40.0 percent learned new skills at a rate of 2 or more per 20 sessions, but both figures are below program goals. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (OREA) evaluators found that the Chapter 1 program was implemented by an experienced staff and provided staff development on a variety of relevant topics. In general, equipment and supplies were satisfactory, but staff thought that more computers would improve implementation. The Parents as Partners in Reading component provided parent outreach, along with parent workshops. OREA recommendations for program continuation are provided. Seven tables and two appendixes provide evaluation data. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Compensatory Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Parent Participation, Private Schools, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, School Districts, Special Education, Staff Development, Urban Schools
Student Progress Evaluation Unit, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, 110 Livingston Street, Room 734, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Hawkins Stafford Act 1988