ERIC Number: ED412516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Recovery Program. Final Evaluation Report 1995-96. Elementary and Secondary Education Act--Title I.
Pollock, John S.
A study evaluated the effectiveness of the 1995-96 Reading Recovery program as implemented in the Columbus, Ohio, public schools. The program featured individualized one-on-one lessons provided by 67 specially trained teachers serving 497 grade 1 pupils. Data included results of administration of Metropolitan Achievement Tests (MAT7, 1992) and Scott Foresman text reading level testing. The treatment group consisted of the 220 pupils who were either discontinued (129) or received 60 or more lessons but not discontinued (91). Results indicated that (1) of the 220 treatment group pupils, 197 (89.5%) displayed over time each of the 3 strategic processing behaviors (monitoring reading, constructing meaning, and integrating sources of information); (2) of the 190 Reading Comprehension evaluation sample pupils, 14.7% were at the 50th percentile or above and 72.1% were below the 37th percentile; (3) of the 28 pupils who reached the 50th percentile in Reading Comprehension, 16 (57.1%) were discontinued pupils and of the 137 pupils below the 37th percentile, 81 (59.1%) were discontinued pupils; (4) the average normal curve equivalent (NCE) score for the 190 Reading Comprehension evaluation sample pupils on the posttest was 38.6 NCEs, with discontinued pupils (114) having an average score of 39.1 NCEs and not discontinued pupils (76) having an average score of 37.8 NCEs; (5) of the treatment group of 220 pupils, 183 (83.2%) read 5 or more books at text reading level 8 or above (criterion was 50.0%); and (6) a total of 614 different parents or guardians were involved in some way with the program. Findings suggest continuation of the program with attention given to 7 recommendations. (Contains 13 figures of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbus Public Schools, OH. Dept. of Program Evaluation.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I