ERIC Number: ED408375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-12
Reference Count: N/A
High Achievement in Reading in San Diego City Schools. No. 710.
Rode, Ronald G.; And Others
The San Diego City Schools system has set as one of its highest priorities the improvement of reading achievement throughout the district. This report was produced to profile, using a variety of indicators, the schools with the highest reading achievement. The study of reading achievement included two components, a teacher survey and reading achievement indicators. Teachers selected to respond to the survey taught at schools that ranked among the top schools for California Learning Assessment System rankings for reading (12 elementary, 8 middle and junior high, and 5 senior high schools). Reading achievement indicators considered were: (1) achievement compared to statewide comparison groups; (2) school rank in the city school system; (3) achievement of Hispanic students; and (4) achievement of African American students. Results were compared with the 1993 survey. There were few marked differences. For the language arts program and classroom practice, teachers reported higher agreement than in 1993 that they were implementing best practices and using them routinely. Teachers at the schools identified for high achievement in reading, in general, hold beliefs that are reflective of what one would expect from a model language arts program. The majority report that they hold the same learning expectations for all the city's students. Two appendixes present the teacher survey and the reading indicators for the chosen schools. (Contains 6 figures and 21 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Schools, CA. Planning, Assessment, and Accountability Div.