ERIC Number: ED369059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
E.C.I.A. Chapter 1 Children's Art Carnival Creative Reading Program 1992-93. OREA Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
A study described the 1992-93 Chapter 1 Children's Art Carnival (CAC) Chapter 1 Reading and Writing Program and assessed the effectiveness of its implementation. The program is an intensive holistic reading and reading-oriented arts program for Chapter 1-eligible students who have scored below the cutoff point in a standardized reading test or have performed poorly in the classroom. The program served 297 second- through sixth-grade students at six sites in New York City. A review of program documents, observation of program activities, and interviews with program and participating school staff indicate that the program was implemented as proposed. The evaluation of student achievement on reading tests indicated that the program objective for student improvement in reading was met, with the exception of the performance of third-grade students in the DRP test. Assessment of a selected number of student portfolio writing samples indicated that the students had made gains. Recommendations to program administrators include: enhance integration of CAC activities into that of the regular classroom curriculum; continue field trips; and provide additional training and opportunities to share experiences for reading teachers. (Contains three tables and four figures of data; letters of agreement between CAC teachers and classroom teacher, staff survey results, ratings of ways in which arts education affects student performance, staff ratings of the importance of arts education, and CAC student survey results are attached.) (RS)
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