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ERIC Number: ED371917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring for Student Success in a Rural School: Preliminary Analyses.
Fuller, Michael L.; And Others
A rural Ohio elementary school monitored the relationship of its restructuring efforts to students' reading achievement and self-perceived motivation to learn. Restructuring efforts involved multiage grouping, cooperative structures, community groups, full inclusion of children with mild learning handicaps, integrated curricula with thematic units, individualized and whole language-based reading, and authentic assessment. Students from the target school (n=142) and students from a comparison rural school (n=144) in grades 1-4 were assessed in fall 1992 and reassessed with the same instruments in spring 1993. Instruments used were the reading comprehension section of the Stanford Achievement Test, Harter's Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance for Young Children and Self-Perception for Children. In addition, fourth graders took the Quality of School Life Scale. Controlling for income, there were no significant differences in reading comprehension scores in the fall, but there were significant differences in the spring favoring the target school. Overall, females showed greater achievement gains and achieved at a significantly higher level than males. On the Harter Scales, first graders reported greater gains in feelings of social acceptance than did second graders. There were no differences between schools on the Harter scales. Females in the fourth grade reported more positive attitudes toward school than did fourth-grade males. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio